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.



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 April 14th, 2018 Penewobikong Lodge No. 487 (Blind River) members captures the Travelling Gavel from Elliot Lake Lodge No. 698. There was a unanimous decision made by the Brethren of Penewobikong Lodge and the District Deputy Grand Master R.W. Bro. Harry Michael Thomas to give the Traveling Gavel  to Lorne Lodge No. 622 (Chapleau).  


  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.

2017-2018 DDGM Message

District Deputy Grand Master

Algoma East District

R.W. Bro. Harry Michael Thomas

R. W. Bro. Harry Michael Thomas DDGM 2017 – 2018



It is absolutely my pleasure and honour to represent the Masons of Algoma East District as the District Deputy Grand Master for the ensuing year. The District Secretary, W. Bro. Clifford Graham, and I are sincerely committed to positively representing Masonry not only in this District but throughout all our travels.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet and greet as many of you as we can.

It is our goal to establish strong communications between the lodges and their communities.

One of my objectives is to be transparent within the communities and this year’s Divine Service will include a parade of Masons from the Masonic Temple to St Luke’s Cathedral led my the 49th Pipes and Drums.

The various committee chairmen are in place and looking forward to working hard in this District to assist all Masons.

I would also like to express my sincere congratulations to V.W. Bro. Ryan Crowle on his appointment as a Grand Steward. It is a position that he truly earned and deserves.

My project this year is to raise funds for the continuing research into Autism. This is a project that is near and dear to our Grand Master M. W. Bro. Paul E. Todd.

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

R.W. Bro. Harry Michael Thomas
District Deputy Grand Master, Algoma East District





Saturday Morning Breakfast

Sault Ste. Marie Masonic Temple

378 Albert Street East

Sault Ste. Marie


2 eggs 3 bacon 2 toastEvery Saturday from October 14, 2017 

FROM 8:00 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.

Everyone Welcome !

We invite members to bring their Family & Friends



Blood Donors Clinics in Algoma East District



Blood Donors Clinics Near You


Blind River Community Centre

110 Indiana Avenue,

Blind River, ON, P0R 1B0

Monday April 16, 2018 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

Monday January 22, 2018 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday January 23, 2018 From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday January 24, 2018 From 10:30am – 3:30pm 

Monday March 19, 2018 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday March 20, 2018 From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday March 21, 2018 From 10:30am – 3:30pm

Monday May 21, 2018 From 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday May 22, 2018 From 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday May 23, 2018 From 10:30am – 3:30pm


Tuesday January 2, 2018 From 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday May 8, 2018 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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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.