Saturday, November 19, 2011

Selkirk Parade of Lights, November 18, Friday

The Manitoba Masonic Family again participated in this year's Selkirk Parade of Lights. The Masonic Family Float was beautifully decorated by Lady Val Webster, Lady Carol Hadley and Junior Past Queen Debbie Clairmont of Sphinx Temple No 116 of the Daughters of the Nile. I believe that MWB Ted Jones and RWB Doug Webster also assisted in decorating the truck and trailer.
This year, the temperature was a lot warmer than last year and we also had a heater on board the float. Thanks to Noble Gerry Zoppa for arranging for the truck and the flatbed trailer and giving us a very smooth ride. And, for the first time, we had beautiful Christmas music, thanks to SGW RWB Doug Webster.
There was a good number of participants from the various Masonic Bodies.

All dressed up for the snow and cold.

Here's our Music Man (in the red jacket), SGW RWB Doug Webster, playing wonderful Christmas music, which was enjoyed by those on the float and those watching. In the gray jacket is RWB Bruce Burke, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Manitoba, OES. In the middle is Lady Grace Burke, Past Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Manitoba, OES, who was trying to keep warm.
Lady Mae waving to the people watching from the side of the road.
After the Parade, we headed back to the Selkirk Masonic Hall for a bowl of hot soup, bread and hot coffee or chocolate or other beverage. Thanks to the Brethren of Lisgar Lodge No 2 for arranging for the warm refreshments.
The drive from Winnipeg to Selkirk and back was slow due to the snow.

Despite the snow and the temperature, it was a wonderful evening.

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