Masonic Order - Northern Ontario

Site: Rainy River

Service: Ionic Lodge 461

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Operates as the oldest fraternal organization in the world and promotes three core values of brotherly love, personal charity through giving and volunteerism, and truth 
  • Teaches and encourages mainly moral and spiritual values 
  • Supports local and national charities  
  • Invites men of all races and religions to become members as it does not allow religious or political views at meetings
Hours Membership meetings first Thu of the month 8 pm, Sep-Jun
Dates Jul-Aug: Meetings -- Non-operational
Areas Served Rainy River
Eligibility Ages: 21 year(s) and up 
  • Males only who must have a sound belief in a Supreme Being 
  • Must be of good repute and moral character with the understanding that his character will be investigated 
  • Must be recommended by 2 members of the lodge the individual wants to join
  • To be a member, ask a member 
  • Admission details must be arranged with local leader 
  • Approval of acceptance of new member is based on a joint decision by lodge members
Languages English
Fees Membership - Annual
Contact Information
Primary Contact Gary Wilson, Secretary; Phone: 807-852-3332
Primary Executive Colin B McFayden, District Deputy Grand Master; Email:
Located In Community Rainy River
Address 200 Fourth St
Rainy River, ON P0W 1L0
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Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1906
Funding Fees - Membership
Elections Elections for local Lodge officers held annually in May 
Elections for a district Deputy Grand Master are held annually in spring; installation into office is in Toronto in July at the Grand Lodge Communication
Meetings Membership: monthly, first Thu, 8 pm