Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada

Valley of Winnipeg
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The Valley of Winnipeg is unique in that all three bodies are governed by a single council. We meet at The Masonic Memorial Center, 420 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September until May, inclusive at 7:30pm.


History

Several of the Masonic Brethren of the City of Winnipeg having become desirous of furthering their researches into the hidden mysteries of Ancient Free Masonry, after many discussion amongst themselves, decided to endeavor to obtain advancement through the medium of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of 33°. With this object in mind, Brother Charles Napier Bell 3° on behalf of the Brethren, placed himself in communication with Illustrious Brother John W. Murton, 33° Secretary General of the Supreme Council 33° of Canada, and Deputy for Ontario, and in Masonic charge of the Province of Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories, on 11 August, 1879.

Illustrious Brother Murton responded to the letter on 16 August, 1879, indicating that it was the desire of the Supreme Council to establish a Lodge of Perfection in locations where they would be well supported, and that Winnipeg would be a good location.

The Brethren on receipt of the letter from Ill Brother Murton petitioned Supreme Council 33° on 21 August 1879, to confer the requisite Degrees on them to enable them to form and work a Lodge of Perfection 14°.

At a meeting of those interested, in March 1880, and on motion therein, the name of the Lodge was established as the Winnipeg Lodge of Perfection.

On April 8 and 10th, 1880 the degrees 4-14 and 15-16 were conferred on the Brethren, and the Lodge of Perfection was dedicated number 5 on the Rolls of the Supreme Council.

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