The Official Masonic Website of Ottawa District 2
The Official Masonic Website of Ottawa District 2


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This week: a photo from the District Divine Service,
and Renfrew Lodge's latest news.

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Worshipful Master

Senior Warden


Ashlar Lodge No. 564
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Lee Martin

W. Bro.
Gavin Doak

W. Bro. Doug Durr
(613) 230-0961

Bytown Lodge No. 721

W. Bro. 
Jeff Hawkins

W. Bro.
 Ernest Nelson

W. Bro. Scott MacDonald
(613) 254-7451

Chaudiere Lodge
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Kenneth Brinston

W. Bro.
Melville Walker

W. Bro. Terry Davies
(613) 253-4181

Cobden Lodge No. 459

W. Bro.
Doug Steeves

W. Bro.
Ralph Roloff

W. Bro. Doug Schauer
(613) 732-9208

Dalhousie Lodge No. 52
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Martin Rust

R.W. Bro.
David Fraser

V.W. Bro. Evan Jameson
(613) 668-3250

Defenders Lodge No.590
Ottawa Masonic Centre

W. Bro.
Robert Sullivan

Mony Hanna

R.W. Bro. R.H. Clarke
(613) 824-9047

Ionic Lodge No. 526

W. Bro.
Mikey Reiach

Randy Gaw

V.W. Bro. Armin Braslins
(613) 592-5961

Luxor Daylight
Lodge No.741
Ottawa Masonic Centre

R.W. Bro.
Robert Ledingham

Bro. Donald A.

R.W. Bro. John Saunders
(613) 258-4243

Madawaska Lodge
No. 196 Arnprior

V.W. Bro.
John Smith

Bro. William Colbert

R.W. Bro. Norm Brooks
(613) 839-5655

Pembroke Lodge
No. 128 Pembroke

W. Bro.
Fred Galloway

Neil Blain

R.W. Bro. Derek McEwen
(613) 735-0576

Renfrew Lodge No. 122

V.W. Bro.
Keith Richard

R.W. Bro.
Jack Ledger

R.W. Bro. Peter Harbert
(613) 622-1376

The Builders'
Lodge No. 177

Ottawa Masonic Centre

R.W. Bro. 
Richard Loomes

Sam Sayed

R.W. Bro. John Saunders
(613) 258-4243

What's Going On In District 2


For Your Calendar:


Monday, April 16th

The Builders' Lodge No. 177
Festive Board 6:30 PM - Lodge 7:30 PM
To receive petitions, applications, accounts, reports, communications and such other matters that may properly come before the Brethren in open Lodge assembled
To conduct the business brought before the Lodge
Work of the evening:
To elect the Worshipful Master and Officers for the ensuing Masonic year
Pending a favourable report to ballot on Application for Affiliation
To Initiate an eligible candidate


 Wednesday, April 18th

Luxor Daylight Lodge No. 741
Lodge 10:30 AM. Lunch to follow
To read the summons and confirm the minutes of the last Regular Meeting and subsequent Emergent Meeting if any.
To receive all petitions, communications, accounts, reports of committees, etc.
Work of the Lodge:
To elect the Worshipful Master and Officers for the ensuing Masonic year.

Wednesday, April 18th

Defenders Lodge No. 590
Lodge 7:30 PM No Festive Board
Agenda:  To conduct a Step Up night and Masonic Education


Thursday, April 19th

Bytown Lodge No.721
Fellowship 5:30 PM -Dinner 6:15 PM -Lodge 7:30 PM
To receive reports of committees, petitions, ballot for applications, Masonic Education and general business brought before the Lodge
Work of the evening:
To elect the Worshipful Master and Officers for the ensuing Masonic year
To raise a Brother to the third degree


Upcoming Meetings at a Glance


Monday, April 24th - Chaudiere Lodge.

Friday, April 27th    - Bytown Chili Cook Off.


Ottawa Masonic Association.

The planned April 30th Spring Assembly of the Ottawa Masonic Association (in the Trestle Board) will be postponed/rescheduled due to large number of activities in our Districts.   

Annual Golf Tournament.

Details and registration about the Annual Golf Tournament will be forthcoming – scheduled for Saturday June 23, 2018 at the Madawaska Golf Course, Arnprior

Bus to Grand Lodge.

Regarding the  Bus to Grand Lodge/Annual Communication (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -  early departure from Ottawa & evening return from Toronto)– we ask interested Brethren to confirm their interest in taking the Bus by making a reservation with a $30 deposit by e-mailing OMA Secretary at

We will consider renting Bus if 35 or more Brethren confirm with deposit by Monday May 28th, 2018....the Cost for round trip will be $60, which will include a light lunch.



A picture of some of the 30+ Masons who attended the District Divine Service
at Grace St. Andrews United Church, Arnprior, has been posted under
the Photo Gallery Tab


Bytown Lodge's Chili Challenge Cook-Off

April 27th at the Westboro Temple
This is a Fundraiser event for the District's Charity Project: The Ottawa Mission
Please contact V.W. Bro Cal Bellamy for more details

Breaking news!!!    Rose Osborne of Bytown Lodge, has entered the Contest (with her SIZZLING DEVIL CHILI!) and puts the challenge out to all the Masonic Ladies to come and compete.

The DDGM's Dragon's Breath Chili has been entered in the Chili Challenge Contest....    Attendants with fire extinguishers will be standing by, for those brave enough to sample this entry!



Scottish Rite Degree Team Bookings

 For the 7th year, the Valley of Ottawa AASR Degree team is continuing to confer Master Mason Degrees in Craft Lodges in the Ottawa Region. The team plan includes visits to lodges in the Ottawa 1 and 2, Eastern and St. Lawrence Districts.  If your lodge would be interested in discussing a potential team visit, contact Ivan Harris;   613.831.8200

New 150th Anniversary Logo of Madawaska Lodge 196


Arnprior and Madawaska lodge were created during an era when lumber and grist mills were burgeoning due to it being where the Madawaska and Ottawa rivers met, which were vital to the logging industry in those days. As an initial thought, it would be good to capture the historical significance of Madawaska River and the logging heritage in a new Masonic logo for the

lodge. The designer of this device is Bro. Colin Mackenzie of Hazeldean Lodge No 517 in Kanata, who has done many lodge logos in the district including most recently that of The Builders Lodge 177.

Symbolic Significance:

The Square and Compasses – These are the single most universally identifiable symbols of Freemasonry. When these two Masonic tools are placed together with God (the Creator) as our central focal point (just as King Solomon built God's Temple, first, and then built his house around it), peace and harmony is the result.

The Maple Leaf - Represents unity across the entire country- regardless of birthplace. It is an inclusive symbol, and the maple leaf has become a symbol of Canada's nationality and independence.

The White Pines - Arnprior has the rare advantage of being surrounded by such an enriching natural environment. The white pines were incorporated to serve as a reminder that such lush surroundings exist. They are a reminder of history, but also a symbol of peace and longevity.

Water - Aside from being a beautiful feature of Arnprior and its history, the water/river imagery is much more than its literal design. The use in the logo becomes a symbol of life and change.

Note: Grand Lodge authorized Madawaska Lodge to wear a pin bearing this logo for their sesquicentennial year.

Last updated: Weekly, 2018

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