Bytown Installation 2014
Tickets available from the Secretary
($60 per person)
Photos from the
Wings and Beans Night
18 Oct 17
Ten contestants entered their chilis in the First Annual Chili Cook-Off, held at Wesboro Masonic Temple on Friday, 27 Apr 18. All proceeds from the Cook-Off were donated to the Ottawa Mission.
Every seat was filled, as ticket holders lined up to sample the offerings, and enjoy the following fun-filled meal.
Judges for the Cook-Off were our own DDGM, RWBro Michael Nagrodski, and Chef Rick from the Ottawa Mission. The judges chose three winners for the categories of: best overall chili, won by Olive Nelson; the most innovative chili, won by Robert Kerr; and the runner-up best chili, won by the WM's spouse, Holly Hawkins. In addition, everyone who attended had the opportunity to vote on the people's choice of the best chili, and that was won by Brodie Fraser's Mother Janice.
$1054 dollars was raised for the Ottawa Mission!
District Divine Service 2019
The 2019 District Divine Service took place on Sunday, 17 Apr 19 at Grace St. Andrew's United Church, Arnprior. Although the service was organized by District 2, both Ottawa districts took part.
An estimated 30 masons showed up for the service. Bytown had eight members present, which was by far the largest delegation from any one lodge. The event completed our requirements for our Cornerstone qualification.
2019 Cal Bellamy Memorial Chili Cookoff
The Second Annual Bytown Chili Cookoff for charity was this year renamed i memory of the late WBro Cal Bellamy. It took place on Friday, 26 Apr 19 with 10 teams vying for the trophies.
About 54 guests showed up to support the event, including several families with children. Everyone had a good time tasting the various chili offerings. Jon Orazietti was the big winner, with the "People's Choice" best overall chili, with Olive Nelson coming second and Julie Hawkins coming third. Jon also won the "Most Creative" chili and Mike Nagrodski won the "Best Traditional" chili.
Our DDGM, RWBro Ken Brinston was one of the judges. In his remarks, he thanked "The Builders Lodge" for organizing the chili Cookoff! He'll have a hard time living that one down.
A good time was had by all and we raised $1350 for the District 2 charity "Do it for Darin", which was more than we raised last year. Well done organizers!
A smorgasbord of chilis
Which one do I like best?
This one is great;
let's try another.
Brodie, Jon and the DDGM totting up the scores.