Recently on July 16/2006, the Royal Ark Mariners Lodges from Portage La Prairie and Brandon meet on the sunny afternoon in Brandon, Manitoba at the home of REC Lawrence McInnes to "Float the Ark".  Below are some pictures with brief descriptions.

Above is the traditional reading of the history of "Floating the Ark"

(l-r) PGCN MIC Stan Johnson, VIC Don Beattie, IC Rick Porter, IC Rick Laronde, C Mason Jardine and, RIC Stan Payne

Son Ham (VIC Don Beattie) floats the Ark under the watchful eye of PGCN MIC Stan Johnson

Grand Principal Conductor of the Works, RIC Lawrence McInnes

hosted the "Floating of the Ark" and invites all present to partake of an excellent pickeral dinner.

PGCN MIC Gord Ebel installs Manitoba GIG REC Jim Barratt

PGCN MIC Gord Ebel installs Manitoba Steward VIC Bert Chambers

Webmaster VIC Hartmier gets in the spirit with his Noah's Ark shirt

The Grand First Principal for Manitoba MEC Bob McMillan was inattendance with his wife Hilda.

Some of the ladies enjoying a chuckle?

All present enjoyed a wonderful day at "Floating the Ark 2006".

Join us next year!