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Man celebrates 65 years of Freemasonry

ONTARIO — Ontario Masonic Lodge, Acacia Lodge 118, members have had much to celebrate recently. In addition to the lodge’s 115th anniversary last year, one of its members, Chuck Locey, of Fruitland, celebrated his 65th year as a Mason this year. The group honored him at its annual picnic, which was held Aug. 15 in secretary Will Hasley’s backyard. “I’ve enjoyed it immensely,” Locey said of his time in Freemasonry. As with all Masonic members, membership has to be self-sought; nobody is asked to join. So it was by chance that Locey found his way into the organization on his ... Read More »

Masons kick off Digby health services fundraising campaign with $17,000 donation

Masons kick off Digby health services fundraising campaign with $17,000 donation

DIGBY – The Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia has donated $17,000 to the Digby and Area Charitable Health Services Foundation. Larry Black, past Master of King Solomon Lodge in Digby, sent in the application to the provincial Masonic fund. “This is a great community project and something we actually need in this area of the province,” said Black. “To keep this medical centre going is going to be the key to keeping and attracting doctors and we were happy to fill out the paperwork to make this happen.” A dozen Masons visited the Digby General Hospital on April 17 to ... Read More »

St. George’s Masonic Lodge marks 230th anniversary in Kings County

St. George's Masonic Lodge marks 230th anniversary in Kings County

St. George’s Masonic Lodge #20 is the oldest county lodge in Nova Scotian. It has moved around Kings County since it was founded in November 1784 and had five homes in Wolfville alone. The founder was a New York Loyalist named Benjamin Hilton, Jr. According to historian Bob Bearne, the lodge was originally located at the home of William A. Chipman at Chipman Corner, Church Street. The first member was Dr. Samuel Willoughby. The charter arrived from England in 1785. Teacher Cornelius Fox was the first man initiated, followed by all four of his sons becoming members of the lodge. ... Read More »

Doors Open 2014: Rising Sun Masonic Lodge


It has been said that Aurora’s Masonic Lodge “has been here forever.” While that is, of course, not exactly true, Aurora’s Masonic Lodge, more properly known as “The Rising Sun Lodge AF & AM No. 129 GRC” is the oldest, uninterrupted organization in Aurora’s lengthy history having been chartered in 1860 – three years prior to the incorporation of Aurora as a municipality. The first Master of the Lodge was a Scottish immigrant by the name of Robert Lyon, who was a farmer who farmed at the southeast corner of what is now Leslie Street and the Aurora Road. … ... Read More »

Scottish Rite in Canada : 2014 CLARION


The Clarion Magazine Winter 2014 edition has now been posted under “Clarion Magazine” for your perusal and reading pleasure :             Read More »