Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta

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The following is a historical record of a most memorable fraternal visit.

Rt. Em. Comp. Peter Crick

representative to

the Grand Chapter of Alberta

from

the Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria

I received this from M.Ex. Comp. Don Gillies

R. Ex. Comp. Jack Drebit
Grand Webmaster

Hi Jack,
    About 8 months ago, I received an email from Marvyn Rogers advising me of the appointment of Rt. Em. Comp. Peter Crick as the representative to the Grand Chapter of Alberta from the Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria. As I have been the representative to Victoria since 1998, my first representative, Roy Shallcross had passed away.
    Before I could mail a letter to Peter for introduction and not knowing his email address, to my surprise, I received an email from Peter. Peter gave me much of his personal information as well he added his Skype address. Upon checking his Skype address, I sent a request for a contact and almost immediately received a reply. Peter and I have been in constant contact ever since.
    Then, about 6 months ago, Peter mentioned he and Deidre, his wife, thought it might be a great idea to attend the Grand Chapter of Alberta’s centennial celebration and have a holiday along the way. They gave me some ideas of what they wanted to see and as I have travelled through British Columbia many times and they were landing in Vancouver, they were able to see much of British Columbia before coming to Calgary.
    In true Calgarian fashion, we welcomed them with 6 inches of fresh snow. Both Deidre and Peter thought this was a wonderful experience as they had never seen snow. As for Diane and I, we were offering to send a box of snow back to Australia with them as after 7 months of winter, we had reached our limit.
    Diane and I were able to show Peter and Deidre some of the sights around Calgary prior to going to Camrose for the annual convocation. It was a great pleasure for both Diane and I to host Peter and Deidre. We have built a relationship with them which will last us the rest of our lives.
Cheers,
Don

Grand Director of Ceremony

Baton presentation from 

the Supreme Grand Chapter of Victoria
to
the Grand Chapter of Alberta

Gavel Presentation

M. Ex. Comp David Switzer presenting  a hand crafted gavel to  Rt. Em. Comp. Peter Crick

 
The woods used for the gavel set are:
1/ Bubinga, 2/ Padauk, 3/ Zebrawood, 4/ Purple Heart, 5/ Yellow Heart,  6/ Maple, 7/ Clario Walnut 
The box is made of Red Oak
.
Both Gavel Set & presentation  box Hand Crafted by
 M. Ex. Comp. Wally Watts
 

Photos

Peter             Deidre            Diane             Don

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