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.

Upcoming Events In Districts 5 and 27- March and April 2018

Here is a list of upcoming Masonic events in District 27 and District 5 during March and April 2018. Thanks to Tom Skarvig of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 for the list.

  • March 14 Admiral Lodge Regular Meeting
  • March 15 Euclid Lodge Installation
  • March 17 Malahat Lodge EA degree 11:00am
  • March 19 Nanaimo 110 DDGM official visit
  • March 21 Ashlar MM Degree
  • March 24 Education Day at Malahat Lodge 10:30am
  • March 24 St Johns Lodge Casino night $15
  • March 27 Temple Lodge FC Degree
  • March 31 Malahat Lodge DDGM official visit
  • April 2 Nanaimo 110 Mine Whistle night, Grand Master to attend
  • April 4 Ashlar No. 3 Regular meeting
  • April 7 Temple Lodge No. 33 installation
  • April 9 Chemainus Lodge regular meeting
  • April 10 Temple Lodge No. 33 regular meeting
  • April 11 Admiral Lodge regular meeting
  • April 12 St Johns regular meeting
  • April 19 Malahat Lodge regular meeting
  • April 21 Admiral Lodge Installation
  • April 28 Slim Pritchard BBQ
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
Duncan Masonic Temple, 163 Canada Avenue, Duncan, B.C.
St. John's Masonic Temple, Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
St. John’s Masonic Temple, Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, B.C. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

Grand Master’s Official Visit To District 27 – 10 February 2018

Admiral Lodge No. 170 is hosting the Grand Master’s Official Visit to District 27 on Saturday, 10 February 2018. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.

Admiral Lodge No. 170 meets at 506 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Admiral Lodge No. 170 meets every 2nd Wednesday.

Here is the BC Ferries schedule between Crofton and Vesuvius Bay.

Here is a map showing the location of the lodge hall at 506 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island:

Here is a Google Street View image of 506 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, B.C.

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Upcoming Masonic Events – February and March 2018

Here are some of the upcoming Masonic events in the Cowichan Valley and in Nanaimo:

  • January 28  Job’s Daughters open Installation 1:30 pm Morpeth Lodge Nanaimo
  • February 1  Master Mason Degree at St Johns Lodge No. 21  7:30 pm
  • February 3  Grand Fraternal Ball in Nanaimo  5:30 pm $65
  • February 7 – Ashlar No. 3 Regular Meeting
  • February 8  St Johns No. 21 Regular Meeting
  • February 10 Grand Master Official visit to District 27 Admiral Lodge(Dan has tickets)
  • February 12 Chemainus Lodge No. 114 Regular Meeting
  • February 13 Temple Lodge No. 33 Regular meeting
  • February 14 Admiral Lodge Regular meeting
  • February 15 Malahat No. 107 Regular meeting
  • February 27 Grand Master Official visit to District 5 Doric Lodge
  • March 3rd  Beer and Burger night, from 4-7 at the Timberlands Pub. Job’s Daughters fund raiser.  Dinner includes a Burger with salad and fries, and your choice of a beer or wine for $20.(Dan has tickets)
  • March 08  DDGM Official visit to St Johns Lodge No. 21
  • March 17  DDGM Official visit to Malahat Lodge No. 107 (Saturday) Lodge tyles at 1:00 pm
  • March 24  District 27 Education day at Malahat Lodge No. 107 (Saturday) 10:30 am

Gizeh Shrine Spring Ceremonial – 17-20 May 2018

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club has asked us to post the following message:

TO: ALL MASONIC LODGES, CONCORDANT BODIES AND MASONIC FAMILY

SUBJECT: 2018 Gizeh Shrine Spring Ceremonial May 17th – 20th

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club is hosting the Shriners of BC and Yukon 2018 Spring Ceremonial and we are trying to get the word out to all the Masonic Lodges and Concordant Bodies, Eastern Star, Jobies, DeMolay and any other Masonic Family member you might know.

We are asking that you pass this email or letter along to any Masonic Family Member to let them know about the Shrine Ceremonial. Through your help we will be able to get the word out.

There are Ceremonial events that are open to the Public and we are inviting all the Masonic Family to Participate in our Shrine Parade on Saturday May 19th starting at 10 AM (see our Cowichan Valley Shrine Club website for more details).

AND TO ALL MASONS, NOW IS THE TIME TO BE A SHRINER. CONTACT A SHRINER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A PETITION.

Thank you for your help. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in the faith,

Noble Terry Landry – Secretary
Cowichan Valley Shrine Club 

The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club fire truck, a 1946 Dodge. (photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
The Cowichan Valley Shrine Club fire truck, a 1946 Dodge. (photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)