Ottawa District 2 is one of the 43 districts under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, which oversees in our province the world's oldest (3,000 years old) and largest (6 million members worldwide) fraternity, Freemasonry.

Freemasons believe that through a common dedication to a Supreme Being and core principles, good men may be made better.

This web site provides comprehensive information of the programs and activities of the lodges of Ottawa District 2.

For similar information of Ottawa District see www.ottawadistrict1masons.ca

For information of lodges and activities in the greater Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec region, go to www.ottawamasons.ca


 

District Deputy Grand Master

R. W. Bro. Richard W. Loomes

1 – 361 Daly Avenue 

Ottawa, ON K1N 6G8

res: 613-291-2203

e-mail

 

District Secretary

W. Bro. Jim White

8 Tripp Crescent

 Nepean, ON K2J 1C6

res: 613-324-2512

e-mail


Communications ....

Fall 2015 Online Issue of Ontario Mason Magazine 
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Back issues can be found here


Click here for Information on the bus Grand Lodge


For Your Calendar ....

Click here or on the image above to view Ottawa District 2 activities listed by date.

This calendar is maintained by Bro. Mikey Reiach. To add or change any listing, email the details to Bro. Reiach

For more events, click on the 'Trestleboard' tab at the top of the page.


Some Recent Events ....

Bro. Jim Abrams (Renfrew #122) Makes 850th Blood Donation!

What incredible commitment and an amazing gift - an example to us all!

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation receives $9,100 from Ottawa District 2 Masons


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R. W. Bro. Jeff Barrie, R. W. Bro. Sam Kalinowsky and W. Bro Adam Thompson presented a donation of $9,100 to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation on behalf of Ottawa District 2 Masons to John Ouellette, Executive VP, Philanthropy and Josee Quenneville Director, Leadership Gifts Program.

PDDGM R.W. Bro Barrie was very pleased to receive $4,440 from individual donations and those who participated in the District Family BBQ in June and equally pleased to have received $3,750 from the Valentines Charity Ball.Both contributions were topped up by 10% by the Masonic Foundation of Ontario.

Pictures Left to right:

R. W. Bro. Sam Kalinowsky, VCB Committee

R.W. Bro Jeff Barrie, PDDGM Ottawa District 2

Josee Quenneville, Director, Leadership Gifts Program

John Ouellette, CFRE, Executive VP, Philanthropy

W. Bro Adam Thompson, VCB Committee Chair

Ionic Lodge No. 526 Marks 100th Anniversary


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photo by V.W.Bro. Bill Eastwood

 

  


Our Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Donald Campbell, presided over the dedication of collars marking the 100th year of Ionic Lodge No. 526. Members of the lodge now wear gold-trimmed aprons and the appropriate jewels and furnishing are now gold coloured and trimmed.

The distinguished ceremony of Saturday, September 20, 2014 involved several Grand Lodge Officers and attracted many visitors.

Following the Centennial meeting, everyone assembled around the S.E. corner of Westboro Masonic Hall for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and then to pose for a photograph of record.

A gala banquet was held in the evening at Algonquin college.

Roger's House Receives $4,125 from 2015 Valentine's Charity Ball

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R. W. Bro. Sam Kalinowsky, V. W. Bro. Ron Kellison and R.W. Bro. Richard Loomes, presented a donation of $4,125 to Roger's House on behalf of the Valentine Charity Ball Committee to Jonathan Bodden of the Sens Foundation Foundation, the key promoter of Roger's House.

The other two designated charities of Ottawa Districts 1 and 2 also received the same amount from the proceeds of the Valentine's Charity Ball.

The contributions were topped up by 10% by the Ontario Masonic Foundation, fund raising by our DDGMs, and direct contributions by individual Masons.

Epilepsy Ottawa is the designated charity for Ottawa 1 District under DDGM R.W.Bro. Al Wright, and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the designated charity chosen by R.W.Bro. Jeffery Barrie.

Masons at Work – Renfrew Lodge No. 122

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Renfrew Lodge No. 122 provides charitable donations and bursaries through the Renfrew Charity Focus Group to worthy organizations within the local area.

One such organization is Hospice Renfrew.

The brethren of Renfrew Lodge received a briefing on Hospice Renfrew and determined that they were worthy of the Renfrew Charity Focus Group’s support, particularly as some members and their families have used their services in the past.

Renfrew Lodge recently made its third of five annual $1000.00 donations to the Hospice.

Pictures above from, left to right:

  • Connie Legg – Hospice Board Chair
  • R.W. Bro. Peter Harbert – Lodge Secretary
  • R.W. Bro. Jack Ledger – Lodge Director of Ceremonies
  • Maureen Sullivan-Bentz – Hospice Executive Director
  • V.W. Bro. Keith Richard – Lodge Worshipful Master.

In June, Renfrew Lodge through the Renfrew Charity Focus Group presented $400.00 bursaries to Michaela Turcotte of Renfrew and District Collegiate Institute and Danielle Hampstock of St Joseph’s Catholic High School, at their respective convocations. 

Get More Information ....

Become a Life Member of the Ottawa Masonic Association!

Now open to all Masters Masons! Receive regular communication from the OMA, support its coordinating activities and cement your participation in this excellent cohort.

Click here for the membership application form, and/or jump to the OMA page on the Ottawa Masonic Portal.



Masonic Foundation: Donations On-line; Bursaries; and more

The Masonic Foundation of Ontario has introduced a feature to it's web site that enables donors to make a contribution on-line.

For full details, click here to link to the MFO web site.

Members with relatives attending Ontario universities and colleges may be eligible for a bursary funded by the Masonic Foundation.

This support is available through the Financial Awards Officers of the respective institution.

More details can be found on the Masonic Foundation web site, and details of last year's distribution is in the Annual Report of the Foundation.

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Last updated: April 5, 2016

 

 

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