10 | 09 | 2015

Please come in, look around, and learn more about Freemasonry in Saskatchewan. The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, established  on August 9, 1906, comprises 58 Lodges and nearly three thousand members throughout the province. The "Craft Lodge" is the cornerstone of Freemasonry, the world's largest and oldest fraternity.

MW Bro Dave Abel, GM 2015-16

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The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Dave Abel of Regina was elected Grand Master of Saskatchewan Freemasons at their Annual Communication in Swift Current, June 20, 2015. As Grand Master, he will preside over the 2600 Saskatchewan Freemasons in 53 constituent Lodges.

Grand Master Abel joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1969 and is an active member of many Masonic bodies including his Lodge, North West Mounted Police Lodge No. 11, Scottish and York Rite bodies, and WAWA Shriners.

Originally from B.C., Dave retired from the RCMP after 40 years of service in Saskatchewan. He served on detachments throughout the Province prior to being posted to the RCMP Training Academy where he specialized in Firearms Training, Program Development and Human Resources training. He was later transferred to the Northwest Region where he travelled throughout western and northern Canada leading the implementation of Performance Review. After retirement from the RCMP, Dave worked at the U of R with the Saskatchewan Police College in Program Development. He has been active in the Regina community as a member of Rotary and a past member of the Board of Directors at Ranch Ehrlo.

Dave and his wife, Marj, have one son, Sean (Anna) and one grandson, Sam, who live in Alberta; and one daughter, Kristen (Todd) who live in Deer Valley.

2015 Area Meetings
2015 Area Meeting Schedule
District Date Location
2 and 3 October 22 Moose Jaw
4 October 29 Wolseley
5 and 10 September 19 Saskatoon
6 October 21 Estevan
7 October 6 Unity
8 October 20 Swift Current
9 September 15 Rosetown
11 October 24 Yorkton
Hands Across the Border 2015

hatb 2015_logoThe Grand Master of Saskatchewan, MW Bro Dave Abel, W Bro Myles Fuchs, and the Brethren of Moosomin Lodge No. 7 are proud to host the annual Hands Across the Border fraternal visit with MW Bro Ron Church and his party from Manitoba on Saturday November 7, 2015 in Moosomin, SK.

The meeting will be held at the Lodge Temple situated at 713 Carlton St, Moosomin, SK. The Lodge will be Tyled at 2:00 PM and will conclude by 3:30 PM. Entered Apprentices & Fellow Craft Brethren are encouraged to attend.

Our ladies are most welcome to attend with us for a Table Lodge later in the day. In the meantime they may visit at a complimentary room at either the Motel 6 or the Royal Canadian Legion on Main Street. Or, it is on very good authority that there is excellent shopping in a couple of ladies clothing stores on Main Street. A short distance down the street they can enjoy excellent pastries and coffee at the Witches Brew café.

A social hour will follow the meeting with a no host bar for both the Brethren and their Ladies between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion.

A table lodge is a dinner at which there are a number of toasts, all of which are performed under the watchful eye and direction of a Master of Ceremonies. There is a specific manner in which the toasts are performed, mostly with a great deal of laughter, jocularity and consumption of spirituous proof beverages, hence the suggestion for accommodations as noted below! Our Ladies have taken part in the past and joined in the fun and we hope that many will attend this evening of fraternal socialization, renewing old or making new friendships.

Dinner for the table lodge is $30.00 per person with complimentary wine included for the toasts. Please make payments payable to Moosomin Lodge No. 7 and send to:

Moosomin Lodge No. 7
P.O. Box 43
Moosomin, SK
S0G 3N0

N.B.: Cancellations after Nov 3rd cannot be refunded.

Accommodations for those travelling a greater distance and or wishing to arrive on Friday Nov 6th, or staying the night after the Table Lodge on Saturday Nov 7th, will find a range of hotel accommodations by searching Moosomin Hotels on the internet.

Current offers are from MOTEL 6 (range from $89.95 – $119.95 plus tax – complimentary coffee incl.) or, CANALTA HOTEL ($139.00 plus tax – full breakfast incl.) Please quote: "Hands Across the Border" when making reservations at either of the establishments.


  • W Bro Barrie DAVIDSON, H: (306) 435-2117 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • VW Bro Bill THORNE, H: (306) 436-3747 C: (306) 435-9790 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • VW Bro Ray NORGAN, H: (306) 435-3139 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Note: The Table Lodge will be open to non-Masons and should you have a friend, neighbour or potential candidate, now might be an opportunity for you to invite them to the Table Lodge dinner.

Masonic Youth Leadership Camp 2016

Masonic Youth Leadership CampThe next youth camp is scheduled for July 24-29, 2016. Information and application forms will be available on the website in the spring of 2016.