Emergent Meeting In Memory of R.W.B. Bob Crawford – 25 September 2018

Our Worshipful Master, W.B. Ian Pirie, has called an Emergent Meeting of Temple Lodge No. 33 on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:30 p.m., at Duncan Masonic Temple, to honour the memory of our late Brother Bob Crawford.

More details to follow. Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Come out and Raise a Lucky in memory of Bob Crawford.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Funeral Service For R.W.B. Bob Crawford – 30 September 2018

Ann Crawford has advised us that the funeral service for Bob Crawford will be held on 30 September 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition Ground, 7380 Trans Canada Highway, at Mays Road, north of Duncan.

All who wish to pay respects to R.W.B. Bob Crawford are very welcome to attend.

For those needing directions to Mellor Hall and the Cowichan Exhibition Grands, here is a map:

Temple Lodge No. 33 will also be holding an Emergent Meeting on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:30 p.m., as a Masonic Remembrance Meeting to honour our departed Brother Bob Crawford. Details to follow.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Temple Lodge No. 33 Regrets To Inform You That R.W.B. Bob Crawford Passed Away This Morning

We regret to inform you that R.W.B. Bob Crawford Passed to the Grand Lodge Above this morning at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Bob Crawford was a very valued and highly regarded member of Temple Lodge No. 33 and he will be greatly missed by all of us. Temple Lodge No. 33 extends condolences to Bob’s family.

Temple Lodge No. 33 will post details of funeral services for R.W. Brother Crawford in the near future.

R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016
R.W.B. Bob Crawford, Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33, April 2015 to April 2016

Upcoming Masonic Events For September 2018

Here is a list of upcoming Masonic Events for September 2018. Our apologies if we have missed anything. Please Contact Us if we have inadvertently overlooked an event.

    • 5 September 2018 – Installation  –  Mt. Shepherd Lodge No. 159 .  Hot dinner served at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:30 PM…..cost $15.00……Mt.Shepherd had to cancel their June dinner due to low confirmed attendance, then had brethren show up hoping to eat !……please confirm your attendance for dinner with W.B. Larry Umbach, the incoming Worshipful Master, by Phone, 250-642-4641, or by email:  jlumbach@telus.net
    • 5 September 2018 – Ashlar Lodge No. 3 – Regular Meeting – tyles at 7:30 p.m.
    • 6 September 2018 – Goldstream Lodge No. 161, Langford, B.C. – Regular Meeting
    • 6 September 2018 – Concord Lodge No. 79Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 8 September 2018 – Chemainus Lodge No.114Installation –  tyle at 10:30 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM. Lunch at 11 a.m., cost: $10
    • 8 September 2018 – Manoah Lodge No. 141 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 1 p.m.
    • 10 September 2018 – Hiram Lodge No. 14 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 11 September 2018 – Temple Lodge No. 33 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 11 September 2018 – Comox Lodge No.188 Regular Meeting –   tyle at 7:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments
    • 12 September 2018 – Admiral Lodge No.170  –  election of a new Worshipful Master and Junior Warden, due to the illness of WM Jim Clark, who is in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria with heart problems.  Please keep our brother Jim in your hearts, minds, and prayers.
    • 13 September 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 17 September 2018 – Nanaimo Lodge No. 110 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 18 September 2018 – Doric Lodge No. 18Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 20 September 2018 –  Euclid Lodge No.158Regular Meeting –  refreshments at 6:00 PM, before tyling at 7:00 PM
    • 22 September 2018 –  Comox Lodge No.188  – Installation –   tyle at 12:30 PM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 2:00 PM
    • 22 September 2018 –  Malahat Lodge No.107  – Installation –  tyle at 11:00 AM, go to refreshment, then re-tyle at 1:00 PM.  This is followed at 5:00 PM by the semi-formal Gala dinner, music, and dancing.  Tickets $50.00 by pre-sale only.  Contact the incoming Worshipful Master Patrick Bolger, Phone: 250-710-0650, email:  owcabinetry@gmail.com  or RWB Ken Christofferson, Phone: 250-415-0848, email:   kmchristofferson@yahoo.ca
    • 27 September 2018 – Cumberland Lodge No. 26 – Regular Meeting – tyle at 7:30 p.m.
    • 29 September 2018 – Qualicum Lodge No. 197Regular Meeting – Coffee and light refreshments at 9:00 a.m., tyle at 1000 AM. Concord Masonic Hall, Parksville
    • 6 October 2018 – St. John’s Lodge No. 21 – Installation – details TBA

District 27 Summer Picnic – 12 August 2018

The District 27 Summer Picnic will be held on 12 August 2018 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Brian Knight’s property at 8045 Vye Road in Crofton.

Food will be a roast pig prepared by Lawrence Lampson.

All Freemasons and their guests are welcome to attend.

Here is a map showing the location of 8045 Vye Road in Crofton.

Here is a Google Street View image showing what 8045 Vye Road looks like from the street entrance.

The directions to Brian Knights home at 8045 Vye road in Crofton are: At the Brass Bell Pub, turn right onto York Avenue, then turn left onto Adelaide street, then turn left onto Vye road.

Please be reminded to bring a lawn chair as seating will not be provided. Coffee will be supplied as well as cups , plates and cutlery. Also it is BYOB, no alcohol will be supplied.

This is a Family picnic so everyone is invited. The picnic will start at One and go to Five oclock. I would suggest bringing a hat or sunscreen as it will be nice and sunny. See you there

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2018 Gizeh Shrine Ceremonial In Duncan – 17-20 May 2018

2018 GIZEH SPRING CEREMONIAL 
May 17th – 20th, 2018 
Hosted by the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club 
Ill. Sir Harold W. Wallace 
Lady Michelle Wallace 
2018 Potentate 

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club No. 27 is very excited about hosting the British Columbia and Yukon Spring Ceremonial here in Duncan and this is only the third time in our Club’s 50-year history that we have hosted a Ceremonial in Duncan. We are extremely proud that a member of our Club and Past President, Noble Harold W. Wallace is the Potentate of the Shriner’s of BC and Yukon.

Noble Harold and his Lady Michelle are long time residents of Duncan and are the owners operators of the H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre. Harold’s philanthropy and community work are well known and just recently he was awarded one of Duncan’s highest awards, the Scroll of Honour. Noble Harold and Lady Michelle welcome the Nobles and Ladies to the 2018 Gizeh Spring Ceremonial of which we anticipate a registration of up to 400 Shriner’s (& their Ladies) to take part in the Ceremonial events.

The main events will take place at the Island Savings Community Centre located on James Street, the Ramada Silver Bridge Inn on the Trans Canada Hwy and the H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre located on Polkey Rd, Duncan.

Hotels are limited so if you are planning on attending please book as soon as possible.
Registration will be forthcoming in the new year on line with Gizeh. ​

Here are maps showing the location of the venues:

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre, Polkey Road, Duncan, B.C.

Island Savings Centre, 2687 James Street, Duncan, B.C.

Cowichan Golf & Country Club


Ramada Silver Bridge Inn, Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, B.C.

Here is the schedule for Ceremonial Events:

THURSDAY – 17 May 2018

Thursday will start with a SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club with a 9 AM Shotgun start. This is OPEN TO ALL GOLFERS THAT REGISTER.

We will finish with MEET & GREET starting at 5 PM at the H.W. Wallace Centre.
GOURMET CHILI and a bun will be served during the evening.


FRIDAY – 18 May 2018

At 9 AM in the Island Savings Community Centre we will have the CEREMONIAL OPENING, the BLACK CAMEL, FIRST SECTION, of which the members of the community are most welcome.

For the registered members there will be a NOBLES & CANDIDATES LUNCH and SECOND SECTION (that is closed to the community) at the Island Savings Community Centre.

A Shrine “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” LADIES LUNCHEON at the Ramada Inn starting at 11:30 AM.

There will be a CANDIDATES & LADIES DINNER (Divan and Past Potentates only) at the Ramada Inn starting at 5:30 PM. This will be for the Divan, Past Potentates, wives and Candidates.

For all registered members, Friday night will wrap up with Newfie Night & Entertainment starting at 6 PM at the H.W. Wallace Centre. NEWFIE BURGERS and other delights will be served also.

There will be a COD DEGREE at 9 PM.

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SATURDAY – 19 May 2018

Saturday starts with a SHRINE PARADE at 10 AM finishing up with Hotdogs and a pop at the rear of the Community Centre Arena.

The KIDS FUN FAIR will start at 11:30 AM in the Community Centre until 3 PM. We would like all the Nobles and Ladies to attend this kids fun event wearing your Fez. This will be open to the public and there will be lots of children attending.

At 4:30 PM the doors open for Cocktails at the Community Centre Multi Purpose room for the CEREMONIAL BANQUET. The Fezzing will be at 6 PM and the Banquet Dinner at 7 PM.


SUNDAY – 20 May 2018

Starting at 7:30 AM until 10 AM we wrap up our Ceremonial weekend with a BREAKFAST at the H W. Wallace Centre. We will conclude our Ceremonial with a BURY THE BOTTLE ceremony.​

ISLAND PARADES 

There are two Parades that the Shriner’s will attend on this weekend of the Spring Ceremonial and we are urging that the Nobles do their best to support these parades.

NANAIMO HERITAGE DAYS PARADE – Sunday May 20th
Parade Time: 1 PM

There will be transportation from the Howard Johnson Hotel
NOTE: After the Ceremonial Breakfast we will be going to the Nanaimo Parade.

VICTORIA DAY PARADE – Monday May 21st
Parade Time: 9 AM
Form-up: by 8 AM near Mayfair Mall 

CONTACTS:

If you have any questions please contact,

Tom Earl or Terry Landry
Ceremonial Chairman / Secretary
250-748-4333 or tforbesearl@gmail.com 250-929-8881 or cvsc27@gmail.com

Also see the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club website.