Freemasons Francis Latter and Eric Erickson, Revelstoke Women’s Shelter executive director Lynn Loeppky and Freemason Cyrille Marcil. (Bill Gill)

Revelstoke Freemasons support Women’s Shelter Society

Look above Kids on Main next time you’re on Mackenzie Avenue and you’ll see the insignia of the Freemasons, a group steeped in history dating back to 1891 in Revelstoke.

This organization, one of the oldest in the world, does its good deeds here quietly. Most recently local district No. 9 donated $2,546 and about 300 pounds of food to the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society.

The fraternal group chose the women’s cause as a worthy non-profit.

“We donate where we feel it’s required,” said Cyrille Marcil, WM (worshipful master) of Kootenay Lodge (Revelstoke).

The local Freemasons group raises money within their membership and last year donated $15,000 to Revelstoke’s Queen Victoria Hospital for a dental cart.

Some of Revelstoke’s early mayors were Freemasons and Marcil said the emphasis of the group is on looking out for each other.

“It’s a way of life,” he said. “To make good men better, be charitable and treat others with respect. We always put the family first, then your work and then the masonic organization.”

Revelstoke is one of eight lodges in the North Okanagan District 9. They meet for eight months of the year and men over the age of 21 can join. Email Cyrille at revelstoke15@gmail.com to find out more.

Just Posted

Okanagan College accepting students to new Tourism Management Diploma

The program will be offered out of the Revelstoke campus this September

Revelstoke Community Calendar for March 20

Let’s go snowshoein’! Saturday and Sundays until March 31 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Crown drops one Vernon assault charge against Curtis Sagmoen

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will still stand trial on one count of assault causing bodily harm in December.

Temperature records broken across the Okanagan

Bob Marley said it best: The sun is shining and the weather is sweet

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Update: Highway 3 near Keremeos open to alternating traffic

Details scarce about collision that has closed Highway 3 west of Keremeos

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Book Talk: Dark Matter, Lincoln’s Dreams and The Jealous Kind

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Indigenous students recognized at ceremony at Okanagan College

The ceremony recognizes that students are getting an education while holding onto Indigenous background and teachings

Most Read