R.W. Bro. Gerald D. Van Houdt

District Deputy Grand Master
of the
Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
Victoria District.

Gerry Van Houdt DDGM 2021-2022

The Country Lodge – A Victoria Family Tradition

Discover over 150 years of local Masonry in picturesque Victoria District. Drive-up Highway 12 to the friendly Masonic communities of Sunderland, Cannington, and Beaverton. Journey north into beautiful cottage country, visiting Coboconk, Minden and the Haliburton Highlands. Enjoy the countryside in Woodville. Ride the Trent Severn Canal into Fenelon Falls and over to Bobcaygeon. (Don't forget to have some Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream) Follow the Trans Canada Highway west across the Pigeon River through Omemee enroute to the business center and the heart of the Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay.

The Pandemic Period between 2020-2021 saw global debate broaden-out to fight racial injustice and societal inequalities…the World caught up. It may surprise you to know that Masons across the globe have pursued Equality, Justice and Liberty for All for Centuries. Looking for a refreshing retreat, a place to relax, reflect and unwind, with an organization that celebrates tolerance, respect, and sensitivity for those less fortunate, then join us in scenic Victoria District for fraternal fellowship. Victoria District is one big family where everyone is welcome. Time-honoured Masonic traditions and ceremonies are conducted with dignity and respect in a relaxing environment infused with social mirth and timely (sometimes true) stories.

Become part of our Masonic Family and experience Masonry in a Country Lodge. Making Good Men Better. Dare To Be One.

Always: Happy to meet, Sorry to part, and Happy to meet again.

R.W. Bro. Gerald D. Van Houdt,
DDGM 2021-2022


"Children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

~ Martin Luther King ~