Prince Edward Lodge No. 14
At the Ladies Night Dinner on November 30, 1977 the Lodge presented an engraved silver tray to M.W.Bro. Archibald E. Campbell in recognition of his dedicated service to Freemasonry in the Province and to Prince Edward Lodge in particular.
W.Bro. Harold A. Mayhew PM, who led the Procession at the Dedication of the new Lodge in 1977, was honoured in 1978 when the Grand Master presented him with a Fifty-Year Certificate and Pin. (Minutes, May 2, 1978) In May 1985 Bro. Mayhew’s son, Bro.Robert Mayhew, of Victoria Lodge No. 2 returned the Certificate and Pin for display in the Lodge Room. (Minutes, May 1, 1985)
In 1982 the Worshipful Master, W.Bro. Robert Heaney spearheaded the effort to establish a Masonic Choir in the Lodge. Eleven Brethren joined the Choir under the direction of Mrs.Chris Burdett. The Choir has performed at several functions throughout the Province while bringing positive attention to the Lodge and to Freemasonry. In September 1982 the Choir was recorded on tape in Sussex, New Brunswick. Bro. Heaney’s commitment to the Choir was further evidenced on St. John’s Night when a new Yamaha Organ was “donated to Prince Edward Lodge and dedicated to the Choir of 1982″. M.W.Bro. Archibald E. Campbell dedicated Bro. Heaney’s gift following the Open Installation of the new Officers.
Prince Edward Lodge was one of the partner Lodges in the C.M.H.C. Housing Project in Kensington in 1983. The Corporation provided funding for the construction of three duplexes to provide low-cost housing in the area. The units were officially opened by the Grand Master in 1984. In 1985 a representative of C.M.H.C. presented a Canadian Flag to the Lodge as a Centennial Gift and in recognition of the Lodge’s participation in the Housing Project. Prince Edward Lodge has three representatives on the nine-member Board of Directors of the Masons’ Housing Project.
Prince Edward Lodge celebrated its Centennial in 1985. Considerable advance planning by a dedicated Committee ensured the scope, spirit and success of the celebrations. At the Regular Communication on March 2, 1983, W.Bro. Ian Henderson asserted that “some preparation should start now for Prince Edward’s Centennial in 1985.” At the next Regular Communication the Lodge was called from Labour to Refreshment to enable the Brethren to brainstorm ideas for the Anniversary. The Centennial Committee was then named and consisted of Bro. James Duggan (Chairman), M.W. Bro. Archibald Campbell PGM and W.Bro. Ralph Woodside PM. The Committee with the support of the Brethren orchestrated a fine schedule of events that featured many memorable moments for the Brethren and their families.