Candidate Zoom Series, Season 1

As it happens with all that is good in life, the Season 1 of the Candidate Zoom Series came to an end in May 2021.

This initiative started with the idea of offering candidates and potential candidates of the Lodges in our district (Ottawa District 1) a space to meet and greet Freemasons while receiving first hand valuable information from notable members of our fraternity. A goal that was reached with great success.

The series consisted of 8 live meetings delivered through Zoom, where the candidates were able to introduce themselves, chat with the attending Freemasons, ask questions and being part of the comradery that characterize our organization.

The presentations of each meeting covered a diverse range of topics which we consider are of interest to all those who aim to learn more of what Freemasonry is about.

All the presentations were recorded and are now part of our media library and published in our YouTube channel. But for convenience of those looking to consult their content, they are listed in this post.

If you were part of these events, we hope you enjoyed the meetings in their most ample sense. And if you were not, we invite you to watch the videos and joining us for the Season 2 that will start during the fall 2021. We also hope that the material compiled gives you perspective of what is expected from a men when they join our fraternity, and what those joiners can expect from it.


The organizing committee


Candidate Zoom Meeting 1
November 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

While Freemasonry has many faces, one prevails Presented by: M.W. Bro. Donald H. Mumby

Candidate Zoom Meeting 2
December 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Explaining the Secrets and Myths of Freemasonry Presented by: R.W. Bro. Daniel Graham

Candidate Zoom Meeting 3
January 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Robert Burns – The Mason Presented by: Bro. Wade Myall.

Candidate Zoom Meeting 4
February 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Why be a Freemason? Presented by: R.W. Bro. Brian P. Adams.

Candidate Zoom Meeting 5
March 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

When Life and Masonry Collide Presented by: R.W. Bro. Barry Burchill.

Candidate Zoom Meeting 6
April 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Philanthropy in the Masonic Fraternity Presented by: W. Bro. James A. “Jim” Doel.

Candidate Zoom Meeting 7
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Scottish Rite, Beyond the 3rd Degree Presented by: W. Bro. Ron Taylor.

Candidate Zoom Meeting 8
June 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

York Rite, the Royal Secret Presented by: V.W. Bro. Gordon Echlin.