Thank you for vis­it­ing our Web site, cre­ated to serve the more than 700 mem­bers of the Algoma East
Dis­trict – From Elliot Lake on the East to Wawa on the West and North to Chapleau.

Here you will dis­cover infor­ma­tion about our fra­ter­nity, our Dis­trict and have the oppor­tu­nity to con­tact mem­bers of our Masonic Lodges should you wish to do so.  We hope your visit has been help­ful and we look for­ward to work­ing to serve you bet­ter in the Algoma East District.



Blood Donors Clinics in Algoma East District



Blood Donors Clinics Near You


Blind River Community Centre

110 Indiana Avenue,

Blind River, ON, P0R 1B0

Tuesday August 8, 2017 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday October 3, 2017 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

We need more families from the Blind River Community to support our clinics!


Bridge View Banquet Hall (Formally Verdi Hall)

455 Queen Street West,

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 1A7

Tuesday July 25, 2017 From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday July 26, 2017 From 10:30am – 3:30pm 

Monday September 18, 2017 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday September 19, 2017 From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday September 20, 2017 From 10:30am – 3:30pm


Tuesday September 26, 2017 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Collins Hall

120 Hillside Drive North

Elliot Lake, ON, P5A 1E9


Facts about donating:

  • It takes roughly one hour for the whole process to donate.
  • To actually donate blood, takes anywhere from 5 to 11 minutes.
  • The human body holds about 10 to 12 units of blood, when you donate they only take one unit.
  • Its not common to feel sick or feel faint when donating. It’s common to feel special and rare. Only 1% of donors had a reaction last year.
  • 96% of Eligible Canadians do not donate blood. Less than 4% of Eligible Canadians donate. WE NEED HELP!
  • It takes up to 50 units of blood to save a car accident victim.
  • Please eat before coming in, and drink lots of water.
  • Bring Photo ID.
  • We can pick up your group with our life bus.
  • Yes we do take Walk ins.
  • Lots of people think they are not eligible to donate, chances are they might be. You can always find out by calling, 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

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Penewobikong Lodge No. 487 Summer BBQ

All Masons and Families are welcome.

Algoma East District New DDGM and Grand Steward for 2017 – 2018

Congratulations to Harry M. Thomas on being elected the  NEW DDGM for Algoma East District for 2017 – 2018.

Congratulations to Ryan Crowle on his appointment to the position of Grand Steward for 2017 -2018.

Algoma East District Travelling Gavel

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                 “Where O’ Where has the Travelling Gavel gone, O’ Where O’ Where can it be?”

Brethren the purpose of the Travelling Gavel Program aims to foster visitation and brotherhood within our District. There are a number of rules which govern its use which are listed below for your reference. The gavel is never without a copy of the rules and the ledger of its history and travel. The Lodge that holds the gavel will remain to do so until a group of Masons fitting within the requirements of the rules visits that Lodge and request that it be relinquished to them.

“Where O where has the Travelling Gavel gone”

On June 14th, 2017 Penewobikong Lodge No. 487 (Blind River)

captures the Travelling Gavel from Elliot Lake Lodge No. 698 

Front Row Left to Right: R.W. Bro. Paul Astles, V.W. Bro. Norm Pemberton, V.W. Bro. John Stewart, W. Bro. Mickey Campbell (W.M. Elliot Lake Lodge), W. Bro. Mark Daub (W.M. Penewobikong Lodge Blind River) R.W. Bro. Brian Olson
Back Row Left to Right: V.W. Bro. Larry Brisbois, W. Bro. Art Friesen, V.W. Bro. Armand Pitre and W. Bro. Bob Rae.


Algoma East District Travelling Gavel – Rules of Use

1.   This gavel is for the use of the Masonic Lodges within the Algoma East District only.

2.   In order for a visiting Lodge to capture the Travelling Gavel, at least six (6) members of the same Lodge must attend a posted regular or emergent meeting of the Lodge in possession of it. Of the six (6) or more visiting: At least one (1) must be the Master or a Warden; at least one (1) must be a Past Master and at least one (1) must be an Officer other than the Master or Wardens.

3.   The gavel can be obtained at any legal meeting.

4.   The gavel must be asked for by the visiting brethren during the meeting to obtain it.

5.   The gavel is to be presented by the Worshipful Master of the possessing Lodge to the Worshipful Master or Senior Representative of the obtaining Lodge.

6.   Should more than one Lodge be present to challenge the gavel, the Lodge with the most members present will be successful in obtaining it. If each Lodge has an equal amount of members, the Lodge travelling the greater distance will obtain it. If both Lodges are from the same city and have the same amount of members present, a tie will be declared and the gavel will stay at the current Lodge unless one Lodge wishes to forfeit it.

7.   The Secretary of the obtaining Lodge must notify the District Deputy Grand Master and all Lodge Secretaries within the District as soon as possible.

8.   The Date, Lodge Name & Number, and the member information must be recorded in the accompanying ledger.

9.   The gavel must be displayed in full view in the Lodge room or the possessing Lodge at all open Lodge meetings.


Saturday Morning Breakfast

Sault Ste. Marie Masonic Temple

378 Albert Street East

Sault Ste. Marie


2 eggs 3 bacon 2 toastEvery Saturday from October 1, 2016 to May 27, 2017

FROM 8:30 a. m. – 11:00 a.m.

$ 5.00 Breakfast consist of 2 Eggs any style, 3 slices of Bacon, 2 slices of Toast, Coffee, all you can drink.

$2.00 Will get you Toast and Coffee.

Everyone Welcome !

We invite members to bring their Family & Friends



2016-2017 DDGM Message


District Deputy Grand Master

Algoma East District

R.W. Bro. Rodney Norman Caughill

R. W. Bro. Rodney Norman Caughill

R. W. Bro. Rodney Norman Caughill



It is my distinct pleasure and honour to represent the Masons of Algoma East District as the District Deputy Grand Master for the ensuing year. The District Secretary, Wor. Bro. Ryan Crowle, and myself have committed ourselves to furthering the interest of Masonry as representatives of The Grand Lodge for the next 12 months and look forward to the opportunity to meet and greet as many of you as we can.

The various committee chairmen are all very experienced men and took the positions without hesitation in every case. Rt. Wor. Bro. Lewis and now V. Wor. Bro. Stewart have left the District in excellent condition and should be complimented on their diligence and dedication over the past year. The transition to Wor. Bro. Crowle and I has been very smooth and well organized and we hope to continue to carry the mantle in equal fashion.

I would also like to express my sincere congratulations to Very Worshipful Maxwell Norman Stewart on his appointment as a Grand Steward. It is a position that is not only well deserved but also looks good on him! The rank and title definitely suit the man. I look forward to travelling with him in this, my term.

My goal this year is to further the Cornerstone Project and its principles throughout the District. Penewobikong Lodge has already achieved their designation and has set the bench mark for the others to follow. By achieving even some of the requirements, the betterment of the Lodges and our exposure in our communities will be greatly enhanced and our Fraternity can only become stronger through our efforts.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you over the year and thank you in advance for your support.

Rt.Wor. Bro. Rodney Norman Caughill
District Deputy Grand Master, Algoma East District