Category Archives: Historian Series

Biography Series – James Victor Connell, M.D.

A leading position in his chosen profession has been attained by James Victor Connell, M.D., C.M., L. R. C. P. and S of Edinburgh and L. E. P. and S. of Glasgow, a physician and surgeon of Regina with offices … Continue reading

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Historian Series: The Parking Lot

Yes, the parking lot. I mentioned in an earlier article that the YWCA was important to this article series. On June 16, 1969, the Masonic Temple Company, with the approval of the 7 Regina city lodges, having negotiated the purchase … Continue reading

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Historian Series: The Lorne Street Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple on Lorne Street was built in 1926 across from Victoria Park on property that was donated by Bro. Scarth.  The Temple was dedicated on February 18th, 1926, and the Cornerstone was laid on July 22nd, 1927 M.W. … Continue reading

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Historian Series: The Regina Cyclone (1912)

On June 30, 1912, a cyclone it Regina and reshaped the city and Freemasonry in so many ways.

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Historian Series: A New Lodge – Flagship Lodge No 154 (1993 – 2002)

With the amalgamation of Banner Lodge and Friendship Lodge on December 21, 1992 to become Flagship Lodge No. 154, there was renewed interest and enthusiasm the lodge for a few years. A few new members were initiated, anniversary nights were … Continue reading

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Historian Series: A New Lodge – Friendship Lodge No 212 (1959-1992)

In January, 1959, Banner Lodge No. 154 set in motion events which resulted in the formation of a new Masonic lodge in the city of Regina. Worshipful Master R. C. Hasselbeck appointed a committee headed by M.W. Bro. RC. Hodsman … Continue reading

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Historian Series: A New Lodge – St. Andrews Lodge No 174 (1923-Present)

Following the cessation of World War 1, the economy of the Western Canadian Provinces expanded. Regina, Saskatchewan in particular received its fair share of this expansion along with an increase in immigration.

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Historian Series: YWCA – Young Women’s Christian Association

I’ve included this post to the series due to it’s relevance later in the years.  This location was later purchased in 1969 and became the parking lot adjacent to the Masonic Temple.

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