King George Lodge is active in the community. Since its inception in 2009, members of King George and their wives volunteerd at the Alberta Wish Ride.This event has raised over $100,000 for the Childen's Wish Foundation in Alberta.
Ride chair Irene White said “We had an amazing group of volunteers who helped Roger and I put this together including our good friends who were with us all the way, local riders who organized and led the groups on the trails, Masons and their wives from King George Lodge who spent the day looking after feeding everyone, all the people who helped register the riders, organize the prizes, and of course clean up. We had no problems, no incidents and we raised a great deal of money for a great cause.”
On Jan. 20th, 2011, the Brethren of King George Lodge hosted the 11th Annual Stan Rogers Tribute - A Fundraiser for the Y.W.C.A. Sherriff King Home.
Stan Rogers died over twenty-seven years ago, but he is still considered one of Canada’s greatest songwriters. “Barrett’s Privateers”, “Forty-five Years From Now”, “Northwest Passage”, “The Mary Ellen Carter” and many of his other songs are classics in the Folk genre. His influence has been felt by musicians throughout the English speaking world. This tribute is our way of keeping his memory alive and making a significant contribution to a worthy cause.
The YWCA Sherrif King Home offers a safe haven for women and children who have been victims of abuse.
The fundraiser was sold out and $2500 was raised. This will be forwarded to the Masonic Foundation and we are hoping they will match up to $2000 for a total contribution to the Sherriff King Home over $4500.
In January, 2011, King George Volunteered at the Mustard Seed Shelter in Calgary. Members plan to make this a regular occurance.
King George supports the Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund.
Currently, each year 100 Bursaries in the amount of $2000.00 are awarded to students at the post secondary level of Education in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
The Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund obtains its funding through donations from individual Freemasons, Masonic Clubs and Concordant Bodies, Memorial Donations and Bequests placed in Wills. The Fund is a Registered Charitable Fund and receipts for Income Tax purposes are issued. The day to day operating expenses of the fund are paid by the Grand Lodge of Alberta. No expenses are taken from the donations, memorials or bequests directed to the Fund.
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