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.

May 11th, 2019


Congratulations to the newest member of our great Fraternity, Bro. Max Adu-Safo!  May your Masonic journey be fruitful and enjoyable!

Also, a huge congratulations to W.Bro. Bob Boychuk and M.W.Bro. Kenn Culbertson

on being presented with Honorary Life Membership in Ye Olde Craft Lodge!  Your ongoing contributions and support of our Lodge do not go unnoticed! 

April 13th, 2019


A great meeting was held this morning for the Fellowcraft Degree that was conferred upon two very worthy Brethren, Bro. Mustafa Aral and Bro. Manny Bautista.  

W.Bro. Dave Simpson was also presented with his 25 years of service pin and certificate.  Congratulations to all of you.

With 26 visitors and 20 members in attendance, the Fraternal interaction and Brotherly affection was very evident.  

Decembre 8th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Charity Luncheon supporting the Shriners Hospital for Children.

It was our great pleasure to present a cheque of $2200 to Ill. Sir. Rick Shumilak, the current Potentate from

Al Shamal Shriners

Octobre 20th, 2018

Congratulations to

V.W.Bro. Blair Mitchell

on being elected as

District Deputy Grand Master

for Lakeland District

for the 2019-2020

Masonic year, at today's

Lakeland District District Meeting.

Septembre 8th, 2018

It was a great honour to have newly Installed District Deputy Grand Master of Lakeland District, R.W.Bro. Jeff Knight from Cold Lake, Alberta,

at our first meeting in our new home.  Our move to Highlands Masonic Hall was well received by all present.

May 12th, 2018

Congratulations to Brother Paul Agbulu on proving up to the Sublime Degree of a 

Master Mason!

We all look forward to seeing where your Masonic journey takes you.

June 2nd, 2018

Since being Chartered in 1986, Acacia Masonic hall has been a home for Ye Olde Craft Lodge and many good memories will stay with us for years to come.  As we prepare to move our meeting location to Highlands Masonic Hall, we celebrate both the past and the future of our Lodge at this casual June meeting and BBQ Festive Board.

We reflect on the fact that a Lodge is made of the members and the true friendships that are developed inside and outside Lodge walls, regardless of where that building is located.

Thank you Acacia Masonic Hall for 32 years of support and we now look forward to moving ahead in our new home...

Highlands Masonic Hall.

March 10th, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Officers on being Invested into your new positions.  To the new Officers, those who are progressing to a new chair, and those who are remaining in your previous positions, may this Masonic year be prosperous, enlightening and fulfilling.

Back row from left to right:

JD, W.Bro, Allan Brookes, CHAP, W.Bro. Bob Boychuk, SEC, Bro. Robert Gavigan,

DoC, W.Bro. Sig Guggenmoos, REG. V.W.Bro. Blair Mitchell, JS, Bro. Jason Walters

Front row from left to right:

SS, Bro. Paul Agbulu, TYL, W.Bro. Gerry Leeder, SW, Bro. Carl Adams,

WM, W.Bro. Kriss Aiton, JW, Bro. Sid Lubkey, IG, Bro. Adam Kennedy, SD, Bro. Mitch Carpenter

April 14th, 2018

Congratulations to our very dedicated Brother Jim Connelly on being passed to the Degree of a Fellowcraft!

Your commitment to the Lodge is an inspiration to us all and we are looking forward to your continued progression in the Craft.

From left to right:

WM, W.Bro. Kriss Aiton

newly Passed Bro. Jim Connelly

R.W.Bro. James Fadden,

January 13th, 2018

Ye Olde Craft Lodge is proud to congratulate Bro. Jason Walters on today being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a

Master Mason!

May your Masonic journey be a long and prosperous one.

Photo, from left to right:

DDGM Lakeland District, R.W.Bro. James Faden,

WM, W.Bro. Kriss Aiton

& newly Raised Bro. Jason Walters

November 11th, 2017

It is a great pleasure and honour to congratulate W.Bro. Gerry Leeder, 

on behalf of every member of 

Ye Olde Craft Lodge, for being presented with a Life Membership for his many years of loyal and dedicated service to the Lodge.   Gerry is a charter member of the Lodge and was also the Worshipful Master when the Lodge was under dispensation in 1986.  Today he continues to serve the Lodge as Tyler, as he has for a number of years.

October 14th, 2017

We would like you congratulate Bro. Jason Walters on proving up in very worthy fashion and being Passed to the Fellowcraft Degree!


Now, time to prepare for being Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason.

Masonry in the


April 12-14, 2019

It's never too early to start planning for

the Masonic Spring Workshop nestled in

the Rocky Mountains in Kananaskis, AB at

The Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.

Come to meet & fraternize with Brethren from all over Western Canada, take part in multiple workshops and enjoy teachings and discussions with other like-minded men.

Ye Olde Craft Lodge #196

5526 - 118 Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta   T5W 1C7


 #210, 2816 – 11 Street N.E.,

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7S7



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