On June 20, 2017, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons presented a cheque for $4600.00 to Marcie Wood, Community Coordinator for Willow Place Inc. the shelter for abused women and children. This group was chosen at the Grand Chapter communication by the attendees for the donation from their philanthropic fund.

 (l to R) MEC Neil McMillan, Grand Scribe E; VEC John Romu, Grand Pursuivant; Marcie Wood, Community Coordinator; MEC Allan Hadley, Grand First Principal 2016 - 2017; and MEC Vic Brill, Grand Treasurer

"Members of Grand Chapter of Manitoba Royal Arch Masons presenting 2016 philanthropic cheque to D.A.S.C.H"



Back Row – R Ex Comp Al Hadley, M Ex Comp Jim Barratt, M Ex Comp Jack Hooper, R Ex Comp John Duff, Lois Weidman, M Ex Comp Gary Dunn, R Ex Comp Ernie Smith

Front Row – M Ex Comp Vic Bryll, R Ex Comp Ivan LeBlanc, R Ex Comp Neil McMillan



The Royal Arch Masons of Manitoba were proud and pleased to present a cheque of $4500.00 to Lois Weidman, Representing “CAMP QAULITY MB” - an organization whose objective is “Lifting the spirits of children with cancer.”.  This cheque will enable children and their companions to attend a week long camp at Brereton Lake.

Camp Quality is a not for profit, volunteer based organization with year-round activities conducted with both medical professionals and volunteers.  Its programs are designed to give the affected children  ranging in age from 3 to 18 years of age an opportunity to “just kids’” and provide support for their families.

This presentation was made on Tuesday, July 22, at the Shrine House on behalf of the Royal Arch Masons of Manitoba’s Philanthropic Fund. This is an annual presentation for which money is raised by the Companions and their families.  The Philanthropic Project has given out a total of $113,500.00 to non-profit organizations and groups in need of financial support since 1983.  Each year, at the Annual Royal Arch Masonic Convocation, all Manitoba Chapters are asked to nominate an organization or group they deem worthy of receiving the funding.  All the attendees vote on which organization will be the worthiest one to receive our funding.  This year the Camp Quality MB was the chosen recipient.