(Story & Photos: Bro. Furlong)
Photos from yesterdays Sankey lecture at Brock University that was well attended by Masons, non-Masons, and students.
Dr. Lafferty gave a compelling lecture on the Masons who fought against one another in the war of 1812, and how Masonic principals curved the articles of war in this conflict.
The Ontario Mason Magazine Team and the Communications Committee are extremely pleased to announce the re-introduction of the Ontario Mason Magazine (OMM), in its new on-line format.
Ontario Mason Magazine - 2013 Fall
We hope that you enjoy the team’s first effort; it has been a huge undertaking and it certainly has been a learning process for us all. As we move forward with the creation of the Winter Issue, we pledge to you that the team will seek improvement every issue.
This new on-line version of the OMM is very much a magazine of and for every mason in Ontario. Its primary purpose is to inform the Brethren, while at the same time creating a greater sense of a Fraternal Community across the breadth of this great Province.
The long-term success of the re-introduction of the Ontario Mason Magazine can only be achieved through the forging of communication partnerships between the Lodges, the Districts and the Senior Leadership of the Craft.
The members of the OMM Team have a simple philosophy; If the information and news that you have as a Lodge or a District, is important to you – it is important to us.
We encourage you to share stories, special celebrations, events, articles and photographs with the team. This magazine is here, for you to use, as a means of showcasing your special part of our Jurisdiction and we encourage to do so regularly.
Should you, your Lodge or your District have submissions to the magazine, they can be forwarded via this specifically created e-mail address for the Ontario Mason Magazine - OMM@grandlodge.on.ca .
Should you have any questions or wish to make any comments about the magazine, you can do so through this same OMM e-mail address.
Communications is a Partnership and with your assistance we can cooperatively make this magazine a publication to be proud of.
W. Bro. Dan Dignard R.W. Bro. Iain D. Wate
Team Leader Chairman
Ontario Mason Magazine Communnications Committee
GL Communications Pillar Grand Lodge Communications Pillar
Please Note: Throughout the magazine you find that “hyperlinks” have been used extensively. These links are there for your information and reading pleasure, so we encourage you to explore what they have to offer.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 3 PM
Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Renée Lafferty-Salhany, Associate Professor, Department of History, Brock University
Presentation: "Brothers in Arms: Freemasons and the War of 1812"
Admission: No charge. A [tax deductible] contribution is requested to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario, Brock University Partnership - Project Number 2937
Renée Lafferty-Salhany currently teaches in the Centre for Canadian Studies as well as the History Department. Her areas of interest are modern Canadian history and culture, religion and denominationalism, and the history of voluntary organizations and public policy. Prior to joining the department at Brock, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at York University, researching an ongoing project on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the emergence of public health programmes in Ontario after 1935. She is also presently working on a manuscript study of children's homes and orphans' asylums in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between the late 1800s and 1960.
Dr. Renée Lafferty-Salhany gave a short presentation on her research on Freemasonry at the 2012 Sankey Lecture. The video of this presentation can be found here.
Sankey Lecture website: www.sankeylectures.ca. There is information about this year’s lecture, as well as the videos of the first four lectures are available for viewing.
The London Masonic Conference on Saturday was a huge success with over eighty Masons in attendance.
The keynote speaker, Bro. Joseph Curry, formerly of the Canadian military Kandahar Lodge in Afghanistan. Below is a link to Bro. Curry's presentation.
"Bullet Proof Masonry" by 2nd Lieutenant Bro. Joseph Curry
A variety of other topics were also presented by excellent speakers which included the recently updated 'Grand Lodge Website' and 'Ancient Landmarks'.
Grand Senior Warden, R.W. Bro. Dale Allison Graham's presentation of the Ancient Charges (Sec 6 Book of Constitution).
Hosted by Runnymede Lodge 619.
More experiential than lecture- preamble, candle light- connecting
with the thinking and relevance of a time past but not forgotten.
Brethren young and old have responded strongly to the experience.
The night is about 90 minutes.
Dufferin Masonic Hall
453 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Conclusion: 3:30 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a variety of distinguished and accomplished speakers including the Keynote Speaker:
BROTHER 2ND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH F. CURRY
AUTHOR OF “THE RIFLE AND THE APRON” AND “THE CRAFT AT WORK IN KANDAHAR”