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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

At our lodge, community involvement is at the heart of our mission. Through our programs, we are dedicated to making a positive impact and creating a more compassionate society.

The St Andrew's Lodge Sunshine Fund

The St. Andrew's Lodge Sunshine Fund is a charitable foundation established by the Lodge in 1967. The fund is administered by volunteers, therefore 100% of the donations go to the programs supported by the fund. 

CRA registration number: 891619181.

Tax receipts are provided for donations of  $10 or more.

Saint George's YouthNet
Adsum House
Feed Nova Scotia
Hope Cottage
Scottish Rite Learning Centre For Children - Halifax

The Ernie Wilkes Scholarship Fund

This Ernie Wilkes Scholarship Fund aims to support four exceptional graduating high school seniors from local HRM high schools. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to deserving students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and community involvement. We believe that investing in education is crucial for the future success of our community, and we are proud to support this cause

The Annual New Year's Levee

The New Year's Day levee is a cherished tradition of St. Andrew's Lodge that stands unbroken since 1750. This Nova Scotia tradition provides a wonderful opportunity for the lodge and the community to meet and exchange greetings of goodwill to mark the start of the new year. Held at the Maritime Center in Halifax on New Year's Day, the community is invited to join the lodge for light refreshments and conversation. Following informal tradition, the St. Andrew's levee is also traditionally on the levee route between the Mayor and city council's Levee at City Hall and the Lieutenant Governor's levee at Government House.

Chatting Over Coffee
The Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia

The Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia

While St. Andrew's Lodge No. 1, like all Freemasons’ Lodges throughout the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia support our communities in our own right, the Masonic Foundation of Nova Scotia is the body mainly responsible for the management and distribution of money for benevolant purposes; including assistance given through the Assisted Home Program and shared funding with Lodges pursuing local community and bursary programs such as the Ernie Wilkes Scholarship Fund..

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