ANCIENT and ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE of FREEMASONRY of CANADA

Valley of Hamilton Scottish Rite Nominees for 33rd Degree


CONGRATULATIONS to the Scottish Rite Valley of Hamilton's newest nominees who were recently elected to receive the 33rd Degree, which will be conferred at the meeting of the Supreme Council of Canada Sessions, September 16 to 19, 2020. These sessions are the first of the biennial format.  They are Randall G. Hayes, 32nd Degree and J. E. Denis Paquette, 32nd Degree. These are two exceptional Masons who certainly deserve this honour!

Randall G. Hayes, 32nd Degree, First General, Hamilton Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, Valley of Hamilton A & A.S.R. Hamilton, Ontario

J. E. Denis Paquette, 32nd Degree, Second General, Hamilton Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, Valley of Hamilton A & A.S.R. Hamilton, Ontario

There are approximately 14,000 Scottish Rite Freemasons in 45 Valleys across Canada. The Scottish Rite seeks to develop in our members virtues and character which encourages men to improve their faculties for the good of the human race.

​​​​​​​The 33rd Degree is conferred upon those members of the 32nd Degree who have been outstanding in their contributions to Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, or who have shown in their communities the leadership, which marks them as men who exemplify in their daily lives the true meaning of the Brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God.

Always remember, the highest title and most important person in Freemasonry is simply “Brother” – the individual man who makes the Fraternity the special group that it is.