Ashlar Lodge No. 3 would like to thank all those who came to our Open House celebrating our 150th Anniversary on 15 July 2017. We hope you found your visit to Ashlar Masonic Temple interesting and informative.
Thanks also to everyone who contributed to making this a successful event.
It was a very enjoyable and successful day. Congratulations to our four new Fellow Craft Masons who were Passed with the Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers in attendance.
1:15 to 2:15 – We will be conducting a tour of Masonic graves in Nanaimo Cemetery (aka Bowen Road Cemetery). The tour guide will be our Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian, Mark Anderson. This tour is open to the public and is free of charge.
3:00 to 5:15 p.m. – Ashlar Lodge No. 3 will be re-opened and the Grand Master and his suite admitted. We will then do a Fellow Craft Degree. This portion is restricted to Freemasons only. All Visiting Brethren are very welcome to attend.
3:00 to 5:15 p.m. – There will be a Ladies Program at Ashlar Masonic Temple while the Fellow Craft Degree is being conferred.
Each month Ashlar Lodge No. 3 features one of our Deceased Brethren as a way of remembering our Deceased Brethren and highlighting the contributions they have made to Nanaimo and the surrounding area.
Our Featured Deceased Brother for July 2017 is Joseph Foy (died 9 February 1915). Bro. Joseph Foy joined Ashlar Lodge No. 3 in 1913. He was a manager at the South Wellington coal mine. He died on 9 February 1915 after going into the mine in an attempt to rescue miners trapped underground following a flood in the mine.