Provincial Grand Black Chapter of Ontario West

140th Convocation - April 28th, 2016

Proclamation of the 140th Convocation

Of the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Black Chapter

Ontario West


To Be Held n the ity of Oshawa, Ontario

At the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre

559 Bloor St. West
Oshawa, ON L1J 5Y6


Thursday April 28th, 2016

 Rt. Wor. Sir Knight Rev Dan MacDonald, Provincial Grand Master

MW Sir Knight Michael Thomas, Provincial Grand Registrar

Sir Knights, again the time has come for us to gather for our 140th Convocation. This year, as we have done for the past 3 sessions, will be meeting in conjunction with the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West. Our venue is the Best 

Western Hotel and Conference Centre, 559 Bloor St. W, Oshawa, Ontario.

Our Grand Chapter will convene at 9 AM on Thursday April 28th, 2016. We will open with proper ceremony in the Royal Gold degree.  Should any Sir Knight attending, not have that degree we will, after opening, reduce to the Royal Black degree if
needs be.  Also note that at 8:10 AM, prior to Grand Chapter opening, will again have a prayer meeting
 for the session for any wishing to attend.

“…but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

The Banquet dinner will be held with the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West on the Friday evening when our donation to the Charity will be given. This can be found in the package supplied
by the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West, please see their Proclamation.


On the Wednesday evening officers are asked to
attend a brief officers’ meeting at the hotel to finalize the details of the next day’s session. The officers’ meeting will take place at 8 PM at a location to be decided at the hotel. Please note a set of rooms have been blocked for us by the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West.

Those entitled to vote is every Sir Knight in Ontario West who is in possession of the Order of the Red Cross degree.  This is in accordance with the last line of Rule #50, in the Rules and regulations which states: In Provincial Jurisdictions of less than 500 members, Sir Knight with the Red Cross Degree may vote and hold office.

Do note that all Sir Knights of any lower degree are entitled and encouraged to attend.

I hope to see as many out as can attend and that we will have a fruitful and productive session.

Yours in the Bonds of Christian Knighthood,

MW Sir Knight Michael Thomas, Provincial Grand Registrar of Ontario West

P.S. Please do note that a special time has been set aside for dealing with the proposed notices of motion to change the Rules and Regulations. Please make sure that your Preceptory’s findings are to this office by March 4th, 2016.


Hotel Information  

The 140thConvocation of Ontario West shall take place on Thursday April 28th at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre, located at 559 Bloor St. W, Oshawa, ON L1J 5Y6. A block of 8 rooms has been set aside for Wednesday night for the officers’ meeting and those wishing to come down the night before.

The rate for the Wednesday night is $90.00. 


The contact for the hotel is 
Telephone 1-888-247-2201

Please quote the Block for the
Grand Orange Lodge Rate when making reservation. 










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