The 137th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, AF&AM, opened at 9 AM on June 1, 2012, Friday, at the Hilton Suites.
The Past Grand Masters (PGM's) marched in with the Grand Lodge Officers.
After receiving the representatives from the Federal, Provincial and City Governments, Police Service and Canadian Cancer Society, the representatives from the various Bodies of the Manitoba Masonic Family were also received.
Councilor Daniel Vandal gave greetings on behalf of the City Mayor.
Supt David Thorne gave greetings on behalf of the Chief, Winnipeg Police Service.
Lady Valerie Webster gave greetings on behalf of Job's Daughters International, Manitoba.
Presenting 5-year service jewels to Masons Care Drivers. A check for the Grand Lodge's annual donation of $25,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) was presented Mr Mark McDonald, Executive Director, CCS.
The Lieutenant Governor (LG) then left the Lodge Room and the Meeting was called to Refreshments. The LG stayed for picture taking.
The LG with some of the Ladies before they went on their Ladies Program - a visit to the Ten Thousand Villages and lunch at Seoul Buffet, both on Pembina Highway.
The Meeting resumed with the Representatives of the various Manitoba Masonic Bodies giving greetings.
Worthy Brother Ian Havelock, Supreme Ruler, Order of the Secret Monitor
Thus ended the first day's session of the Annual Communication.
In the evening of June 1, Friday, we had the Grand Lodge Dinner & Entertainment, with Bro Neil Navarro (L) and VWB Ron Hall (R) as Emcees.
the Toast to the Grand Master.
In this picture, the GM presents the Charter of the youngest Manitoba Lodge, Castle Island Virtual Lodge No 190, to MWB Dave Love, WM.
The Grand Master's Award for Merit was presented to MWB Ted Jones. It was very, very rare that MWB Ted was speechless. Of course, when his name was called, he was shocked. He and Lady Shirley Jones are listening to the wordings on the Certificate accompanying the Collar.
MWB Al Hadley takes his seat in the Grand East.
Being presented and invested as the IPGM.
In the evening, there was a GM's Gala held at Breezy Bend Golf Country Club.
of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba. It went very, very well.
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