On May 25, 2013, the Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No. 189 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, held its open installation ceremony at the Khartum Shrine Centre, 1155 Wilkes Ave.
The grand master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, Most Worshipful Brother Allan Hadley and other Grand Lodge officers were present.
The installation ceremony was performed by Right Worshipful Brother Jeff Chartrand and Very Worshipful Brother Arsenio Pagunuran was the installing director of ceremony.
The installed officers to serve the lodge for the Masonic Year 2013 to 2014 are Worshipful Brother Darwin Agustin, worshipful master; Brother Noel Regalado, senior warden; Bro Arnel Lee, junior warden; Bro Peter Ching, treasurer; MW Bro Chibu Uson, secretary; Bro Mario Bulawit, senior deacon; Bro Raul Bulaong, junior deacon; Bro Dexter Lacanilao, chaplain; Bro Jayson Angcaya, senior steward; Bro Peyman Azar, junior steward; VW Bro Bert Manalang, tyler; RW Bro Jeff Chartrand, director of ceremonies; VW Arsenio Pagunuran, asst. director of ceremonies; bro Norman Manlapaz, organist; VW Bro Ben Gasmena and RW Bro Rico Villarin, auditors; W Bro Glenn Ramos, lodge education officer and RW Bro John Baptista, webmaster.
After the ceremony, a dinner was served at the shrine dining hall. Participants enjoyed the food, warm fellowship and camaraderie.
The Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No. 189 received its Charter from the Grand Lodge of Manitoba in June 5, 2009.
Since then it continues to grow into one of the most vibrant lodges in the jurisdiction. VW Bro Rudy Marana was the Charter Worshipful Master.
Reyn Cruz is a community correspondent for Tyndall Park.