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Karnak Kolumns Volume 1 March 2020 official newsletter

Karnak Kolumns revised Volume 1 March 2020 Newsletter

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Upcoming Events 2019 ..................................... page 2 Leadership Award for Noble Denis Gravel ....... page 18
Potentate’s Message ......................................... page 3 Obituary - Murray M. Hanna ........................... page 18
Message du Potentat ......................................... page 4 Karnak Ladies Auxiliary .................................. page 19
FEZtival of trees ................................................ page 5 Affiche Souper Spectacle ............................... page 20
E-Orthopedik News ........................................... page 6 Valley of St. Maurice Shine Club Installation .... page 21
Filipino Canadian Cabletow Service Club ........... page 7 Donation from Valley of St. Maurice SC ........... page 22
News from Standar-freeholder.com .................. page 7 News from Estrie E.T. Shrine Club ................... page 22
Nouvelles du Club Shriners Karnak Drivers ................................................ page 22
Vallée du St-Maurice .........................................page 8 Motor Corps Annual pancake Breakfast .......... page 23
34th Signals Regiment ...................................... page 9 History of the Locomotive CPR No.285 ...... page 24-25
Membership News .......................................... page 10 E-Orthopedic: Press Ganey Award winner ....... page 25
Past potentate’s New Year lunch ..................... page 10 Massonic Humour ........................................... page 26
S.D. & G. Cornwall shrine Club Installation ...... page 11 2019 trasportation Results ............................. page 26
News from Frontier Shrine Club ...................... page 12 In Memoriam In Shallan .................................. page 27
Estrie E.T. Shrine Club Installation ................... page 13 Lunch & Fashion Show - Daughters
Shriners in action ........................................... page 14 of the Nile ....................................................... page 28
East-West Shrine Bowl 2020 .......................... page 15 Potentate’s Ball Week-end .............................. page 29
2020 Potentate’s Installation ..................... page 16-17

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Alberto Tan I would like to thank the Nobility of Karnak Shriners for giving me the opportunity to be your Potentate and I
promise to do the very best for the trust you have accorded me.
Potentate
Seize the moment and focus on the future is my theme for this year.
20 POTENTATE 20
Capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and focus on significant things that will have profound
effect for our survival.

As we celebrate our 120 years of Shrinedom at Karnak this year, we can only cherish the great memories of
our existence, reminisce and remember. Karnak Shrine is life compose of both good and unfortunate moments
that need to be treasured.

We have captured and developed ideal ideas from the past. Presently, as a team, we should re-focus, zoom in
on our accomplishments and deficiencies, and find new ways to enhance our future for the betterment of
Karnak Shriners. We should adapt to current situations and future trends. We must all together pull in the same
direction and support one another to accomplish our goals. We must stand strong to all challenges and face
them with strong convictions.

Time really flies fast, and as you read this Karnak Kolumn Edition, it will already be March! Allow me to recap
what has happened since Jan. 11th, 2020.

• The Potentate & Divans Installation was a big success considering the harsh weather condition we had.
The evening was cut short due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Gladly, all who attended
have safely reached their abodes.

• The Members of the Divans have been busy installing the officers of various Units and Clubs in and out of
Karnak Shrine Centre:

• S.D.& G. Cornwall Shrine Club had their Installation at McIntosh Inn & Conference Centre in Morrisburgh,
Ontario on Jan. 14th, 2020.

• Motor Corps Unit Installation was during their Meeting night at Karnak on Jan. 22nd, 2020.
• The Karnak Clubs and Units Installation was held Jan. 25th, 2020 at the Centre. Again, due to severe

weather conditions, some attendees sent in their regrets for non-attendance.
• The Valley of St. Maurice Shrine Club had their Installation at Complexe Laviolette in Trois Rivieres, Quebec.

The evening was a fun-filled blues night greatly supported by the public. It was also during the occasion,
where the Shrine Club presented me a check donation of $11,300.00 for Karnak Shriners.
• Estrie E. T. Shrine Club Installation was Feb. 16, 2020 in Sutton, Quebec after a sumptuous brunch. Some
members of the Divan and their Ladies proceeded to the Daughters of the Nile Smorgasbord at Karnak
thereafter.
• Lachute Shrine Club will have their Installation of Officers on April 14, 2020, 7:00 pm at 180 Hamford,
Lachute, Quebec.

The Nobles also participated in selling cd’s at Korn and Breaking Benjamin Concerts for the benefit of the
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada in Quebec City and Montreal, on Jan. 27 and 28th respectively for a
total gross amount of of $7,160.00. Thanks to Ill. Sir Norton Paish, Nobles Francois Labrie, Dominique Lafleur,
Bruce Webb, Abboud Charbachi, Sylvain Nadeau, Paul Dube, Lady Christiane and Juliette and some friends of
the hospital staff.

My first visitation was to Aleppo Shriners Potentate’s Weekend Gala in Burlington, Massachusetts on February
7-9, 2020. The 5-hour trip ended as an 8-hour travel braving the snowstorm from Montreal to parts of New
Hampshire. Thank you the Most High for keeping us safe during and after the journey.

I would like to invite the Nobility to join us in the following St. Patrick’s Parade:
• Hudson - March 21
• Montreal – March 22
• Chateauguay – March 29

Likewise, gentle reminder to hand in your reservation forms for the upcoming Karnak Shriners Potentate Gala
Weekend May 8-10, 2020 right after the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada Seminar.

There will also be a Ceremonials on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Interesting to note, there will be a second portion
of the initiation, a feat which has not been done for years.

Yours in the faith,

Alberto Tan
Potentate 2020

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Alberto Tan Je voudrais remercier la Nobilité de Karnak Shriner de m'avoir donné l'opportunité d'être votre Potentat et je
promets de faire de mon mieux pour mériter la confiance que vous m'accordez.
Potentate
Mon thème, cette année, sera de saisir le moment et me concentrer sur l’avenir : profiter des bons moments,
20 POTENTATE 20 apprendre des points négatifs et me concentrer sur les éléments qui auront un effet important sur notre survie.
Alors que nous célébrons nos 120 ans de Shrinedom à Karnak cette année, nous ne pouvons que chérir les
grands moments de notre existence, évoquer nos souvenirs et les garder en mémoire. Le Karnak Shriner
comprend de bons moments et certains plus malheureux qui doivent tous être chéris.

Nous avons capté et développé d’excellentes idées du passé. À l'heure actuelle, en tant qu'équipe, nous devons
nous concentrer, nous devons reconnaître nos réalisations et nos lacunes, et trouver de nouvelles façons d’as-
surer un meilleur avenir à Karnak Shriners. Nous devons nous adapter aux situations actuelles et aux tendances
futures. Nous devons tous ensemble tirer dans la même direction et nous soutenir mutuellement pour atteindre
nos objectifs. Nous devons faire face à tous les défis et les affronter avec de fortes convictions.

Le temps passe vraiment vite, et en lisant cette édition Karnak Kolumn, ce sera déjà le mois de mars! Permet-
tez-moi de récapituler ce qui s'est passé depuis le 11 janvier 2020.

• L'installation Potentat & Divans a été un grand succès compte tenu des conditions météorologiques difficiles
que nous avions. La soirée a été écourtée en raison de la pluie verglaçante et des conditions de conduite
dangereuses. Heureusement, tous ceux qui y ont participé ont pu réintégrer leur domicile en toute sécurité.

• Les membres des Divans ont été occupés à installer les officiers des diverses unités et clubs dans et hors
du centre du Karnak:

• L’installation des officiers du club Shrine S.D. & G. de Cornwall a eu lieu au Centre McIntosh Inn & Confe-
rence à Morrisburgh, Ontario le 14 janvier 2020.

• L'installation de l'unité des Corps Motorisés a eu lieu lors de leur soirée de réunion au centre Karnak le
22 janvier 2020.

• L'installation des clubs et unités de Karnak a eu lieu le 25 janvier 2020 au Centre. Encore une fois, en
raison de conditions météorologiques difficiles, certains participants ont, à regret, signifié leur absence.

• Le Club Shriner de la Vallée de Saint-Maurice a eu son installation au Complexe Laviolette à Trois Rivières,
Québec. La soirée a été une soirée de blues amusante, largement soutenue par le public. C'était également
lors de cette occasion que le Club Shriner a présenté un don de 11 300 $ pour le Centre Shriners Karnak.

• L'installation du Club Estrie E. T. Shriner a eu lieu le 16 février 2020 à Sutton, Québec, après un somptueux
brunch. Quelques membres du Divan et leurs conjointes se sont ensuite rendus chez les Filles du Nil pour
l’évènement Smorgasbord à Karnak.

• Le Club Lachute Shriner aura son installation d'officiers le 14 avril 2020 à 19 h au 180 Hamford, Lachute,
Québec.

Les Nobles ont également participé à la vente de disques compacts aux concerts Korn et Breaking Benjamin
au profit de l’Hôpital des Shriners pour enfants-Canada à Québec et Montréal, les 27 et 28 janvier respective-
ment, pour un montant brut de 7 160,00 $. Merci à Ill. Sir Norton Paish, Nobles Francois Labrie, Dominique
Lafleur, Bruce Webb, Abboud Charbachi, Sylvain Nadeau, Paul Dubé, Dames Christiane et Juliette ainsi que
quelques amis du personnel de l'hôpital.

Ma première visite a eu lieu au « Gala du week-end du Potentat Shriners Aleppo » à Burlington, Massachusetts,
du 7 au 9 février 2020. Le voyage de 5 heures en est devenu un de 8 heures, ayant dû braver la tempête de
neige de Montréal jusqu’à certaines parties du New Hampshire. Merci au Très-Haut d’ avoir assuré notre sécurité
pendant et après le voyage.

Je voudrais inviter la Nobilité à se joindre à nous pour les défilés de la Saint-Patrick suivants:

• Hudson - 21 mars
• Montréal - 22 mars
• Chateauguay - 29 mars

De même, ne pas oublier de remettre vos formulaires de réservation pour le prochain week-end de gala Karnak
Shriners Potentat, du 8 au 10 mai 2020, juste après le séminaire des Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants-Canada.

Il y aura également une cérémonie le samedi 9 mai 2020. Il est intéressant de noter qu'il y aura une deuxième
partie à l'initiation, ce qui n'a pas été fait depuis de nombreuses années.

Alberto Tan
Potentate 2020

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2019

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HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE HOSPITAL
LE TEMPS DES FÊTES À L’HÔPITAL

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THANK YOU Filipino Canadian
Cabletow Service Club of Toronto

Check presentation to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada
on behalf of Filipino Canadian Cabletow Sevice Club of Toronto, Nov. 21, 2019.

NEWS FROM THE STANDARD FREEHOLDER.COM

New location, same spirit
drives Cornwall Children's
Christmas Fund

By Noble Todd Hambleton

It’s that day each year in Cornwall when it seems like the
whole city is pitching in.

The Children’s Christmas Fund had its culminating event
Friday, distribution day, for families that registered for the
Christmas baskets that had plenty of food and lots of toys
handed out.

“I can’t say enough good things about the volunteers – they
step up and get it done... it’s an amazing group and they do it
with a smile,” said Terry Muir, board member with the
Children’s Christmas Fund and president of the Optimist Club
that’s been heavily involved with the annual effort on the toy
drive side for a handful of years.

Muir estimated there were about 250 volunteers involved this
time around, and there was lots to be done – and long before
Friday.

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34th Signals Regiment completed its 29th year –
Radio Station Santa, North Pole

at the Shriners Hospital for Children (Canada), Montreal

By Noble John Grow

Started in 1990, with the goal of setting up a portable radio station, on site at the Shriners
Hospital of Children (Canada) in Montreal. The goal was to provide patients of the hospital
the chance to speak to Santa Claus at the North Pole.

Santa Claus has the assistance of a radio operator at his location, handling communications
and North Pole activities. With his list of children, Santa, knows the names, where they are
from, if they have siblings, pets, or something special in their lives. He calls each child by
name, and has a conversation centered on the life of the child. At the end of talk, there is
no doubt that they spoke to the real Santa at the North Pole. Some of the children, who’s
condition makes its hard to communicate with Santa, have smiles and glimmers of hope
and happiness. One patient, Luka, waited for 2 months for this day to arrive. His young
age, and his condition, did not stop his enthusiasm, and interacting positivity with the mem-
bers of the 34th Signal Regiment.

The hospital staff were very excited, and supported of our efforts. We are also invited back
to provide future communication support in the coming year(s).

Members who set-up and supported this 1 day operation were; W.O. Ashley Csenar,
Pvt. Jessie Berube, Pvt. Alexander Azevedo, Sdt Serge Dube and Noble John Grow (712
Communications Squadron veteran & Shriner Hospital volunteer) Santa Claus was played
by Noble Wayne Houlzet.

Shriners Hospital for Children - Canada
https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/montreal
This is the only Canadian Shriners hospital in North America.

Karnak Shriners – Quebec, Canada
http://karnakshrine.com

And Ill Sir Gille Dube received his 50 year pin

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS PAST POTENTATES

By Ill Sir Stephen Roberts NEW YEARS LUNCH

During the General meeting in December 2019
2 new nobles were sworn in and presented their fez.

Welcome Noble Jamil Neal and Noble Donald LeBlanc

Some of the Past Potentates and their ladies got together
New Years Eve at the Town Hall restaurant

25 YEAR

MEMBERSHIP PIN

By Noble Gary McKeown

Also during this evening Noble Ernie (Squid) Yull
receive his 25 years certificate

And Ill Sir Gille Dube received his 50 year pin Here is Noble Anthony Caldbick receiving his 25 year
membership pin from Illustrious Sir Andre Cayer
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S.D. & G. CORNWALL SHRINE CLUB

Installation of Officers

JANUARY 14th 2020 - MCINSTOSH COUNTRY INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE, CORNWALL, ONTARIO

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By Noble Richard F. Kearney

HERE IS A "FREELANCE" SYNOPSIS OF HOW THE EVENING WENT.

Many Units and FSC members were there with or
without their Ladies.

FSC Members present (9) + (7 Ladies): “GREAT TURNOUT”
Noble President Denis GRAVEL and Lady Solange, Noble Pierre
BEAUDIN and Lady Michèle, Noble Richard KEARNEY and Lady
Christine, Noble Steve HANSEN; Noble Jean-Paul LETOURNEAU
and Lady Sandy; Noble Jeff WEINSTEIN and Lady Marge; Noble
Denis AZAR; Ill. Sir Henry BRISSON and Lady Diane; Ill. Sir Norton
PAISH and Lady Debbie.

Cocktail hour at 6:00 pm gave everyone a chance to walk around, INSTALLATION
meet and re-kindle old acquaintances. The Karnak Chaplain (yours OF OFFICERS:
truly) said Grace. At about 7pm - Hanging beef dinner or vege-
tarian for those who requested - which was followed by a dessert. The Divan did their very best in
trying to maintain some type of
Your Noble Secretary "Me" advanced to the podium requesting order (The Clown Unit was present)
Ill. Sir Alberto and President Denis to advance to the podium. Our after which they proceeded to install
President, Noble Denis GRAVEL, presented to Ill. Sir Alberto TAN a the Officers. As for FSC OFFICERS,
cheque for $250 as a donation from the Quebec Government to the 2020 installation of officers
Karnak Shriners International. Credit will go to Frontier Shrine Club went this way:
at the end of the year as it was due to Noble Denis GRAVEL's
persistent solicitation to the Government representative. President: Noble PIERRE BEAUDIN
Thank you Noble Denis. Vice-President: Noble STEVE HANSEN
Secretary: Noble RICHARD KEARNEY
While Ill. Sir and our President were already up front, your FSC Treasurer: Noble TONY CALVARESE (stand-in by Noble Denis GRAVEL)
Secretary requested all FSC Members present to be up front at the Director: Noble JOHN GROW (stand-in by Noble Jean-Paul LETOURNEAU)
podium. The Frontier Shrine Club Membership presented a plaque
to Noble Denis (see PDF attached). As President Denis thanked the Congratulations to all the officers and thank you to the two stand-ins.
Membership and all those who supported our Annual Breakfast, it
was evident that he had an emotional moment. Mops and
squeegees were standing by, but thankfully not needed.

Karnak Pipers lead by Noble Stephan Gaines played beautifully: Ill. Sir Alberto TAN closed off the evening by thanking
Amazing Grace for our just recent departed Noble Murray HANNA. everyone for coming.
May Noble Murray RIP.

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ESTRIE E.T. SHRINE CLUB

Installation of Officers

FEBRUARY 16th 2020

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SHRINERS IN ACTION

By Ill Sir Norton T. Paish PP
As per the request made to our Nobility to assist in the Hospital fund raiser. Here is a recapitulation of what occurred
and the results obtained.
Monday January 27, 2020: I was joined in the trip to Quebec City by Dominique Lafleur and Francois Labrie.We left
at 2:30PM and returned home at 1:50 AM. We were the only three present and managed to sell CD's for an amount
of $2,660.00.
January 28, 2020: At the Bell centre we had participating the following: Alberto and Julliette Tan, Paul Dube and
Christiane, Bruce Webb, Sylvain Nadeau, Aboud Charbachi, Francois Labrie and the undersigned = 9.
We also had seven volunteers from the Hospital ( including staff and friends). Our results were sales of $4,500.00
Total for both days = $7,160.00
Many thanks to all who assisted in this project.

Selon la demande faite à notre noblesse pour aider à la collecte de fonds de l'hôpital.
Voici une récapitulation de ce qui s'est passé et des résultats obtenus.
Lundi le 27 janvier 2020 J'ai été rejoint dans mon voyage à Québec avec Dominique
Lafleur et François Labrie. Nous sommes partis à 14h30 et sommes rentrés chez nous à
01h50. Nous étions les trois seuls présents et avons réussi à vendre des CD pour un mon-
tant de 2 660,00$
Le 28 janvier 2020 assité au Centre Bell par Alberto et Julliette Tan, Paul Dube et Christiane,
Bruce Webb, Sylvain Nadeau, Aboud Charbachi, Francois Labrie et les soussignés = 9.
Nous avons également eu sept bénévoles de l'hôpital (y compris le personnel et les amis)
Nos résultats ont été des ventes de 4 500,00$
Total pour les deux jours = 7 160,00$
Un gros merci à tous ceux qui ont contribué à ce projet.

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East-West Shrine Bowl Jan. 2020

The East-West Shrine Bowl is the oldest collegiate
all-star game in the nation. Since 2012, it’s been
played right in the Bucs’ backyard, at Tropicana
Field in St. Petersburg. The East won the game
31-27.

The Nobles from Kora and Karnak started out the
event by tail-gating in Tropicana Field’s parking
lot. The fellowship and good times with friends
are part of what the Shrine is all about.

The 2 Canadian players this year was Number
24 Marc-Antoine Dequay from Montreal and
Number 64 Carter O’Donnell from Alberta. Both
players were on the West Squad.

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2020 Potentate’s

Ill. Sir Alberto

January 11, 2020

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20 POTENTATE 20 Installation

Tan

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LEADERSHIP AWARD
Presented to Noble Denis Gravel

By Noble
Pierre Beaudin

Obituary
Murray M. Hanna

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Murray
M. Hanna on Thursday, January 23, 2020. He will be greatly missed
by his loving wife Lorraine Fiset, his stepsons Daniel Stephens
(Claudia Pistilli) and Paul Stephens. He was also a proud step-
grandfather of Danika Stephens and Alessio Muro. Murray also
leaves to mourn his brother John Hanna (Barbara) from Cambridge,
Ontario as well as many other relatives and friends.
Murray was an active member of the Greeters Unit of Karnak
Shriners where he fulfilled one of his greatest passions-helping
children.
He was often seen at Trudeau Airport greeting and transporting pa-
tients and their families to the Shriners Hospital for Children
Canada. Muray was also a member of The Masonic Order, belong-
ing to Royal Victoria Lodge #57.

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Karnak Ladies Auxiliary
Social EvEning

Serenata Restaurant

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Valley of St. Maurice Shrine Club Installation and Dinner

By Noble André Aubert

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DONATION Karnak Drivers

Valley of St. Maurice Shrine Club donates $11,300.00 Drive Children
to Karnak Shriners during their Installation of Officers to the Shiners Hospital

Ceremonies in Trois-Rivières! Do you qualify to drive patients to the Hospital?

NEWS FROM Being part of the project will give you great satisfaction
You’ll make arrivals & departures less stressful for patients
ESTRIE E.T. SHRINE CLUB The plane trips are stressful but when children spot your FEZ
They see someone is waiting for them and their worries
By Noble Dexter Larose subside. The first stage is over and they can start thinking of
getting better.

With each trip you save around $40 of the Hospital’s
Transportation budget. Funds they need when no driver is
available and alternatives are not free. And in the arrivals
area other people too will notice your red FEZ.

Drive according to your own timetable & preferences.
Donna hopes to hear from you when you’re ready. Get Driver
information & Get Driver form. Talk to Donna Olinik.

Donna Olinik
Driver dispatch person
[email protected]
C: 514-816-0456

Loads of aluminum can tabs delivered to Estrie E.T.
Shrine Club last Sunday for proper disposal in support

of Patient Transport.

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The history of the Locomotive C.P.R. #285

By Noble Leonard Windslade

I called a meeting in my office with our Divisional Master Mechanic, Ray
Christie, also a member of Karnak Temple, General Foreman of West
Toronto Locomotive shops, Doug Kavanough and the draftsman from this
office. We decided that we could build a model of the first “Locomotive”
built in the C.P.R. Delormier shops prior to the opening of the new Angus
Shops in Rosemont.

At this meeting, we contacted Harold Coppin, Traffic Manager of the Gen-
eral Motors, Oshawa, who being a member of Ramses temple and a good
friend of mine, explained to him what we had in mind and if he could help
us out, he advised that the company had a surplus school bus that might
suit our purpose. We advised him that all we needed was just the chassis
and he said he would get back to me.

Mr. Coppin advised that we could purchase the chassis for $1400.00 if we
would remove the body with our staff at West Toronto and return the same
to the General Motors Plant in Oshawa.

During the month of July 1959, the then Director, Noble Charlie Douglas Charlie Douglas was advised that we would build the “locomotive” and
made an appointment to meet the Superintendent of Motive Power and purchase the chassis from General Motors. He gave us the approval to go
Rolling Stock CPR, Leonard Nelson Winslade in his office, located in Union ahead as planned. The General Foreman made arrangements with General
Station, Toronto. Motors to have the school bus moved to the West Toronto Shops, where
the body was removed and returned to Oshawa. A blue print was obtained
The visit was to request to build a “Locomotive” for the Director’s Unit of of the first “locomotive” built by the C.P.R. from Leo George, Chief of Motive
Karnak Temple, as the members of the unit were at an age that they could Power and Rolling Stock. A plan was made from the blue print and sent to
no longer walk in parades. He was advised that this was quite an order, Montreal for the approval of the Director’s Unit.
however, being an honorary member of the unit, I would look into the mat-
ter and advise him of what we could do. The tender was manufactured at Bill Pardoe’s Company whose business
was cabinet making. The driver’s seat was by General Motors of London,
Mr. Jack Forest, Assistant Vice-President, Operations located in Montreal Ontario. The headlamp, marker lamps and tail lamps were made of stain-
being a member of Al Azher Temple, located in Calgary, was contacted to less steel. The seat and cushions for the tender were made at the C.P.R.
see if we could use the facilities at West Toronto Locomotive shops to build Glen yards in Montreal. The remainder of the material required was sup-
a float to resemble the first “locomotive” that was built by the C.P.R. in plied by supply companies and Karnak Temple.
their Delormier yards prior to the opening of their new Angus shops in
Rosemont. The “locomotive” was built at an estimated cost of $1500.00 labour and
out-shopped at West Toronto June 1962 in time for the Imperial Sessions
This float was to be used in Shrine Parades in Canada and the United Parade which was held in Toronto during July 1962.
States. Mr. Forest advised that he would mention our request to our Pres-
ident, Mr. N.R. Crump to get his thoughts on the idea of using the shops The “locomotive” was shipped by Canadian Pacific O.C.S. to Vancouver,
and also to receive his authority. British Columbia and then moved to San Francisco for the 1966 Imperial
Sessions Parade. It was the returned to Vancouver where it was shipped
Mr. S.M. Gossage, Vice-President, Eastern Region was approached by su- to Toronto O.C.S. after which it was returned to Montreal by Charlie Dou-
perintendent of Motive Power and Rolling Stock and mentioned to him our glas. There is a plaque of the Sojourns which has been misplaced.
intentions. He advised us that it would be good advertising for Canadian
Pacific and he had no objections. On one of my trips to Montreal, Charlie and I made a luncheon date to dis-
cuss the plans sent to him. He was not satisfied with our plan of having
One of my trips to Montreal included a visit to Jack Forest’s office. At this the driver located in the smoke box. The design was to have the “locomo-
meeting, he advised me that Mr. N.R Crump gave his o.k. stating that the tive” built with driving wheels with an extra unit to couple to the engine as
Company could not measure the dollars and cents the Company would re- a tender to carry the Unit members. He did not approve of the driver being
ceive from the Advertisement generated from this project and gave his located in the smoke box and could we build a driver’s seat in the cab of
consent provided the Company would not be held liable for any mishaps the engine. This could be done if we eliminated the driving wheels and ex-
to the property. tended the frame ahead of the motor to accommodate the boiler, smoke
bos and pilot.

A second plan was made up in line with our conversation and this was ap-
proved. Our engineering department designed a “locomotive” unit that

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would carry thirty men in the tender, built on the same chassis with THE LOCOMOTIVE OF THE DIRECTOR’S UNIT IS A REPLIACA OF
proper distribution of weight. It was necessary to place railway track THE FIRST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BUILT BY THE CPR IN THE DO-
between the frame under the tender in order to counter-weight the LORMIER AVENUE SHOP LATER KNOWN AS THE MONTREAL
extension of the frame at the front of the “Locomotive”. ANGUS SHOPS.

The Russian steel for the boiler jacquet and side panels was supplied DATA ON THE ORIGINAL LOCOMOTIVE
by Montreal Locomotive Company. The crest on the smoke box door
was supplied by Northwester Bronze Company of Winnipeg and the NUMBER 285
bell and whistle were supplied by Montreal Bronze Company. BUILT 1883
TYPE American Passenger Locomotive
Some of the places that the Director’s Unit has been with the “Loco- WHEELS Symbol 4 - 4 - 0
motive” are as follows; WEIGHT Driver 59,000 lbs
Boston, three times Engine 90,000 lbs
Washington and Chicago, twice CAPACITY Water 2,80 Imperial Gallons
New York Coal 10 tons
Miami
New Orleans DATA ON DIRECTOR’S UNIT REPLICA
San Francisco.
HEIGHT 8’6”
The “Locomotive” has been in all the Sugar Bowl Football games and WIDTH 8’0”
Temple Parades when required. Still living is, Rick Esber, one of the LENGHT 36’6”
members of the Director’s Unit when the ‘Locomotive” was placed in WEIGHT 19,250 lbs
service. BUILT 1961 CPR SHOP TORONTO
WHEELS 6-7: 50 x 20 Truck tires
Noble Leonard N. Winslade passed away January 1997. CHASSIS GMC School Bus

Once More: Press Ganey Award Winner!

Lyne St-Jean, Administrative Assistant; Dino Mazzella, Division Manager, Nutrition, Envi- Our hospital is the proud recipient of the Press Ganey Pin-
ronmental Services and Supply Chain; Patrick T. Ryan, Executive Press Ganey; Androniki nacle of Excellence and Guardian of Excellence 2019
Tsoybariotis, Chief Nurse; Anick Laflamme, Clinical Nurse; Ursula Kielbowicz, Clinical awards. These awards recognize outstanding and consis-
Nurse. tent performance in providing patient care. With passion
and innovation, our health-care professionals, and our or-
ganization as a whole, have demonstrated extraordinary
commitment to always providing exceptional care. As a
result of this remarkable work, we offer safe, high-quality
care focused on the patient and his or her family. For more
information on Press Ganey, visit www.pressganey.com

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Masonic
Humour

By Pierre Beaudin

Dressing for the Meeting 2019 Transportation Results!

Bro. Alberto and Bro. Gary are getting dressed and ready for a By Donna Olinik
lodge meeting. When Alberto takes his apron out of the case,
Gary notices a pair of silk stockings unrolling and hanging out Hi everyone,
of the case. take a look at the numbers in regards to transportation for 2019.
Gary asks: "I say, Alberto, what's this with the ladies stuff?"
Alberto gives a quick look and whispers: "You remember the Bonjour à tous,
installation meeting last year?" Gary acknowledges and Alberto veuillez regarder ces informations pour ce qui concerne le transport
goes on: "Keep it a secret, but on the way home I stopped at pour 2019.
the pub where I met this lovely woman. Apparently she lost her
stockings in my car, and my wife found them. I told my wife I REQUESTS 525
was passed to a higher degree, and ever since she takes them DRIVERS ASSIGNED 400
out of the case washes them and puts them back in with my CANCELLED 25
gloves!" NO SHOW 45
The Grip TAXI 55
Q. Why do Masons have a secret handshake?
A. So they don’t mistake each other for penguins. TOTAL 525
Password
Q. Why do you need a password to enter a Masonic Lodge? Total Drivers who did at least 1 pick up 23
A. Because they don’t sell tickets.
Masonic Thermometer Thank you
Q. Why did the Cowan break open the thermometer?
A. To discover the secrets of the degrees. to the following who have done at least one pick up
Masonic Policeman in 2019. I hope that each of you can continue to help us out
Q. What did the police officer say to the Brother caught speeding to the best of your abilities.
home from Lodge? Anthony Caldbick, Ash Martirossian, Bruce Webb,
A. I shall now direct your attention to a charge. Diane Milford, Donna Olinik, Edgar Brown,
Masonic Elephant Fernando Ferino, Gabriel Borges, Garo Zoulamian,
Q. What do you get if you cross a Freemason with an elephant? Gary McKeown, Grant Beaulac, Jack Nahabedial,
A. An overweight Brother who never forgets his ritual charges. Jean Jacques Morreau, Jim Harocopos, Lee Carr,
Lorraine Fiset, Luigi Melli, Lyle Ball, Merv Wood,
For more information Mike Olinik, Murray Hanna, Peter Davies,
please call Karnak Shriners Office Stephen Gaines, Wayne Weaver.

(514)-684-7393

26 Karnak Kolumns - March 2020


Monthly Missive

The following Nobles have been visited Nobles, when you are at lodge and the WM asks if there is any-
by the Black Camel in 2019 thing further for the good of freemasonry in general, or this
lodge in particular, please stand up and advise everyone of the
Laurier Croisetière information in this issue.

Laurier CrJoeJiasanem-tPieèsierPrerGe Deaurbeoyis 4-23-2018 And remember to keep it short
Jean-Pierre DJouhbnoHisLogan 7-4-2018 STAND UP, SPEAK UP, AND SHUT UP!
James P GeYarveayn McGregor 6-28-2018
IN MEMORIAM IN SHALLAN
J.R. R McIntosh
Kenneth E Mitchell NOBLE RICHARD KEARNEY
PLACE THE ROSE
Donald Neilson IN THE VASE
Aram Nishanian
Frank Romanelli FOR HER HUSBAND
Randolph C Silkey
Allan G Snetsinger
Gerald H Thomas

Lady Nancy Dubois asked Noble Richard KEARNEY
to place the rose in the vase for her husband
Noble J.P. (Classy) Dubois

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