In terms of Kempenfeldt lodge our involvement in charity is usually expressed in fund raising for the District Project, which varies from year to year. They have included Hospice Simcoe and other worthy charities which all benefit all people in the community.
Kempenfeldt lodge also organizes the Barrie Masonic Ride on July 1st of most years to raise funds to assist the Scottish Rite with the operating expenses for the Barrie learning center for the children overcoming dyslexia, which is located in a part of the lodge building.
We are active in raising funds from:
Location: Celebrate Barrie Community Festival – Centennial Beach, Barrie.
Event Info: The MasoniCh.I.P. program uses modern, police-approved techniques to create a child identification kit for the ones you love. The kit collects photos, video, voice recordings, digital fingerprints, dental impressions, saliva swabs as well as traditional statistical information (height, weight, hair and eye colour, etc.). This information is matched to work seamlessly with Ontario’s law enforcement providers. By being so compatible, the critical indentifying information can be broadcast and shared more quickly than ever before to assist with the safe recovery of missing children. The MasoniCh.I.P. program is brought exclusively to families by dedicated Masons and their volunteers, free of charge along with our sentiment that “We hope you never need to use it.”