Lodge at Black Creek Pioneer Village re-opens

This past weekend the lodge room at Black Creek Pioneer Village was finally re-opened to the public and what a day for Freemasonry, and especially for both Andrew Turk and George Burt who have spent so much time organizing the volunteer corps.

According to George (who reported close to 100 visitors walked through and were introduced to our gentle craft), he said: “It was a great feeling and satisfying moment to at last open the Historic Lodge Room to visitors. R.W. Bro Thomas Cober of Union Lodge Schomberg and W. Bro David Lovelock of Mississauga Lodge had a wonderful and very busy day from opening until closing.”

Visitors came from across the globe, added Burt: “Many from the GTA and others from Pickering, Ajax, Barrie, Oakville and Hamilton, as well as visitors from China, Peru, Uganda, Iran, Malaysia, England, Scotland, Germany and Ukraine.”

All of the Heritage Lodge members should be very proud of the work done by all involved, including Bill Willis, who has worked tirelessly with the administrators at the popular tourist attraction, to ensure such an incredible success. In order to keep up the momentum, please contact the Secretary at Heritage Lodge if you’d like to get involved.

Dedication of the Cornerstone in 1983 at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Here is the recently-found video of the Cornerstone dedication ceremony that took place on October 1, 1983 at Black Creek Pioneer Village. The re-dedication ceremony will take place – 40 years later – on Saturday, May 13, 2023 and Heritage Lodge will proudly enjoy the company of our Grand Jurisdiction’s Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro Jamie Ireland, who has agreed to attend this historic event.