Zetland Lodge is one of 19 Masonic Lodges in Calgary and 125 across Alberta.
In October 2013, Zetland Lodge celebrated our centenary – 100 years of brotherhood. Since 1913, close to 1,000 men have been members of Zetland Lodge.
We have met in our present location on 12th Avenue SW since 1929. Prior to that, we met in a building at what was then called ‘Alexander Corner’, at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 1st Street SW.
We have members ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s. A few of our members have been Freemasons for over 60 years.
Our present members’ occupations (active and retired) include account manager, architectural technologist, bus driver, business consultant, chartered accountant, direct billing specialist, disaster restoration specialist, DJ, engineer, geologist, investor, lawyer, mental health therapist, personal trainer, petrophysicist, pilot, protective officer, rancher, realtor, salesman, soldier, technical writer and health, safety and environment specialist.
Most of our members were born in Canada, but we are proud to have among us men born in England, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States of America.
The head of Freemasonry in Alberta is the Grand Master, elected each year by delegates from every Alberta Lodge. Zetland has had the honour of having not less than five of its members serve in that distinguished position. More than 50 of us have served in Grand Lodge, the provincial governing body.