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.
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.
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.
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
If you have any questions please contact,
Tom Earl or Terry Landry
Ceremonial Chairman / Secretary
250-748-4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org 250-929-8881 or email@example.com
Also see the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club website.