Freemasons provide volunteer drivers and vehicles for cancer patients to get to and from appointments. Learn more on the
Cancer Car web site.
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Alex Hart, WM
RW Bro. Donat McMahon
First 80 Year Service Award
RW Bro. Donat Robert McMahon, born 20 October 1908 and educated in
North Vancouver, enjoyed a lengthy career in the lumber business. He was
initiated 7 March 1930 into Burrard Lodge No. 50, where he served as
Worshipful Master for 1947-1948, making him today the senior Past Master
of the lodge. Serving as lodge secretary for 1952-1954, and again for 1972
and 1973, he also served as secretary of the North Shore Masters and
Wardens Association for seventeen years. District Deputy Grand Master for
1947-1948, he is also today the senior Past District Deputy Grand Master of
District 17. Throughout the 1970s he served on numerous Grand Lodge
committees, and in recognition of his years of service the lodge voted him an
honourary membership in 1980. Having earlier achieved sixty years with both
Gizeh Shrine and Burrard Chapter of the Eastern Star, on 3 March 2010 MW
Bro. Brian Tuckey presented him with an Eighty Year Service Award.
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Burrard Lodge first met in a building, erected in 1908 by Walter Owen, at 121 East 1st Street, North Vancouver. The North Vancouver Masonic Temple Assoc.
Ltd was established in December 1909 and in April 1911 a letter was sent to Burrard Lodge inviting them to move in. Their first meeting in the "new blue room" was on June 2, 1911.
The Masonic Fraternity
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry aims to promote Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love among its members. It is, by definition, a fraternity; comprised of men from every race, religion, opinion, and background who are brought together as
brothers to develop and strengthen the bonds of friendship. With more than three
million members, freemasons belong to the largest and oldest fraternal organization in the world. Freemasonry proposes to make good men better by teaching with metaphors from geometry and architecture about building values based on great universal
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