June 13th, 2020

Congratulations to R.W.Bro. Bill Grattan of

Acacia No.11 who was Installed as District Deputy Grand Master of Lakeland District for the 2020-2021 Masonic year!  The Installation took place in Andrew Alberta at his home and to allow for proper social distancing, only a few Brothers were present, but a great time was had by all.

March 14th, 2020


After more than 15 year of service to the Craft and proven dedication and Brotherhood, the Brethren of Ye Olde Craft Lodge had the honour of having W.Bro. Robert Gavigan Installed in the Chair of King Solomon for the 2020/2021 Masonic year by Installing Master, W.Bro. Dave Simpson. We are looking froward to a great year of Freemasonry under his guidance.  Congratulations to W.Bro. Gavigan and all his officers in their new positions!!

A special thanks and congratulations, from all the members of the Lodge, also goes out to W.Bro. Kriss Aiton for your dedicated service to the Lodge, in fulfilling your duties  as Worshipful Master of Ye Olde Craft Lodge in exemplary fashion for the past three years!  (2017-2020)  The organizational skills and unshakable commitment you showed during this time have been of immeasurable value to the Lodge!  Now, enjoy your time as Immediate Past Master!!

November 9th, 2019


Congratulations to Bro. Max Adu-Safo and Bro. Dan Schnabel on today being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason!  On behalf of Ye Olde Craft Lodge, we wish you an amazing Masonic journey with all the fraternity, personal growth and satisfaction you desire!  This was a great morning with the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Ken Cheel being received on his first Fraternal visit to our Lodge, accompanied by the Junior Grand Warden, R.W.Bro. Chris Uchman and the Lakeland District Deputy Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Blair Mitchell.

October 12th, 2019


It was a busy and fulfilling morning which began with R.W.Bro. Blair Mitchell, Lakeland District Deputy Grand Master, being received on his official visit to the Lodge, followed Bro. Max Adu-Safo being Passed to the Fellowcraft Degree after proving his proficiency in very fine fashion.  Next it was moved that W.Bro. Ed McDonald, Charter Member of Ye Olde Craft Lodge, be presented with a very well deserved Honorary Life Membership and this was accepted unanimously.  Bro. Armando Duque then signed onto the by-laws after being accepted into our Lodge through Affiliation at our last Regular Meeting and finally, Bro. Mustafa Aral was presented with his Master Mason certificate.  Congratulations to all of you and all the best as you continue your Masonic journeys!

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June 15th, 2019

Congratulations to R.W.Bro. Blair Mitchell for being Installed as District Deputy Grand Master of Lakeland District for the 2019-2020 Masonic year!  We have every faith that our District remains in good hands under your very capable guidance.

For those who may want to support R.W.Bro. Mitchell by accompanying him on his Fraternal and Official visits during his year, CLICK HERE to access his calendar.

For pictures of 2019-2020 Grand Line and the Grand Lodge Officer group picture, CLICK HERE.

(all photos from Grand Lodge by Bro. Eric Skagen)

June 8th, 2019


An amazing show of support this morning for Bro. Mustafa Aral on his Raising to the degree of a Master Mason.  Among the 32 visitors and 21 members present were the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alberta, M.W.Bro. Kenn Culbertson, the Senior Grand Warden, R.W.Bro. Reg Karbonik, the District Deputy Grand Masters of Lakeland and Northern Lights Districts, R.W.Bro. Jeff Knight and R.W.Bro. Jared Vanoni, plus a number of other current and past Grand Lodge Officers.

Bro. Aral we congratulate you on taking this very meaningful step in your Masonic journey and we look forward to witnessing you grow as a man and a Mason.

I.P.M.'s Message

Greetings, and welcome to our Official Lodge Website.  Please feel free to take a look around.  Our Website has a lot of information for both Masons, and non-Masons who are interested in our beloved Fraternity.  Freemasonry is a way of life.  I became a member when I was 34 years old.  My Grandfather was a Mason (and Past Master of his Lodge) -  as well as many of my relatives.  When my Grandfather passed away in 1989, I was given his Masonic ring.  I was always curious about what it was all about.  It took me many years until I decided to look into it further.  Once I did, I found a Lodge in which I wanted to become a member.  I am so glad that I finally made that decision to do so.  I have met many like minded men in the Fraternity.  I strongly recommend becoming a Mason for those who believe in God, have strict morals and just being a good overall man in his everyday life.  Freemasonry gives you the tools to help you become an even better man.  If you are interested, it's just as simple as sending us a message.  We will make arrangements to meet with you.


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Freemasonry is...

Kindness in the home, Honesty in business,

Courtesy in society, Fairness in work,

Resistance toward the wicked,

Pity and concern for the unfortunate,

Help for the weak, Trust in the strong,

Forgiveness for the penitent,

And, above all,

Love for one another and reverence and love for God.

Freemasonry is a way of life

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Our Aim

     Freemasonry is a way of life and is composed of people of all nationalities, religions, occupations and ages.

     Freemasons believe in truth, tolerance, respect, and freedom. Anyone may petition to be a Mason so long as they meet a few requirements.

Freemasons believe in “making good men better” which implies that its adherents should seek continual improvement and growth.

     A maxim in ancient Greece, “Man Know Thyself”, has echoes in modern ceremonial Freemasonry and implies the importance of learning about self, for by becoming a more enlightened and principled individual it is most probable that a person will in turn be a contributing citizen to their society.

     It is important that a Mason be a good family member, friend, neighbor and employee. Freemasons believe in living a life of positive contribution and to the building up of self, society and the world.

     Masonry is not a substitute for a person's chosen faith but rather supplements faith, spirituality, life and living.

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Ye Olde Craft Lodge #196

5526 - 118 Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta   T5W 1C7


 #210, 2816 – 11 Street N.E.,

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7S7



Installation - March 14 2020