On Saturday November 25, we have plannned a Grand Ball of Historic Proportions with recommended dress being either formal or period attire. Plans are underway with several costume shops if you wish to purchase or rent period style dress. The evening will commence around 5:30 pm with a reception followed by a sumptuous dinner replete with wine. Dance the night away or simply enjoy the music from 2 bands - a big band covering just about every decade from the 1940’s on and a 4-piece rock and roll band. Hear a pipe and drum band and possible military band for our half time show to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Place: Le Parc $100 each Time : 5:30 p.m. Date: November 25, 2017 RSVP to 905-881-1929
Time to Celebrate!
Tercentenary Celebrations of the First Grand Lodge Celebrating 300 years – a once in a lifetime event - R.W. Bro. Sydney Thomas Schatzker - Chairman GTA 300th Anniversary Committee
While the tercentenary of the first Grand Lodge occurred on June 24, 2017, plans have been underway by the United Grand Lodge of England and Provincial Grand Lodges throughout Great Britain for events and celebrations throughout the year. There will be a main celebration in London on October 31 at the Royal Albert Hall and our own Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario has encouraged Lodges and Districts to organize events to help celebrate this historic occasion.
What is the significance to us and Freemasonry?
So, what’s planned for the GTA and the Toronto area?
Reserve the weekend of November 25th and 26th. at the Le Parc Dining & Banquet 8432 Leslie St, Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6 (just south of HW7)
Although we are hosting this primarily for our Grand Lodge, we intend to publicize this event across the country with the hope that other Grand Lodges will join in the festivities.
A great evening of pomp, pageantry and history! Fine dining and great entertainment!
Photos of the event will be taken and published in a souvenir magazine which we intend to fund through advertising.
Although this is a not for profit endeavor, any surplus will be donated to The Masonic Foundation of Ontario.
All for a good cause!
Ticket Sales & Souvenir Merchandise Sales
We have forwarded a separate video newsletter to all to purchase 300th Anniversary Tickets & Souvenir Merchandise
In addition we have forwarded a detailed narrative about the 300th Anniversary Celebrations on Saturday, November 25, 2017 and Sunday, November 26, 2017
You can login to www.torontohumbervally.ca for this video news letter & Ticket Sales & Souvenir Video Newsletter
Place: Le Parc $70 each Time : 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Date: November 26, 2017 RSVP to 905-881-1929
Historical En-actments & Hand Outs
This fun filled entertaining event will commence at 10 am and presentations will consist of short segments combining reenactments in period costume and various short item speakers. Those in attendance will be transported back in time to be present at such events as:
Act I– The “true” origins of Freemasonry – events of the 1600’s, early lodges, the old manuscripts Intermission - refreshments Act II -London 1700-1717 – events leading up to the founding of the first Grand Lodge Act III – Sumptuous Buffet Lunch – a little raucous filled with tavern songs Act IV– 1717-1738 – Constitutions, Exposures, the Hiram legend, the Royals – times were a changing! Intermission – back to the 1600’s tea house Act V– The next 21 years 2017-2038 – “Whither Are We Directing our Course?”
TICKET & SOUVENIR MERCHANDISE SALES All cheques are payable to: "SYD SCHATZKER"
W. Bro. Harry H. Keleshian 416-230-2433 firstname.lastname@example.org R.W. Bro. Syd Schatzker 905-881-1929 R.W. Bro. Wayne Dobson 416-606-7996 V.W. Bro. Stephen Maizels 416-731-1840 R.W. Bro. Tony Fernando 416-356-5928
Details 4 U
Le Parc Dining & Baquet Hall 8432 Leslie Street (at Hwy7) Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6 416-798-7246
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