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OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & YUKON
Ill. Sir Darren Chruikshanks
Illustrious Sir Darren Chruikshanks is 55 years old, was
born in Dawson Creek and raised in a rural area outside of
Dawson Creek call Arras. His Masonic life started in 2012
in Peace Lodge #126; he then joined the Gizeh Shriners in
2013 in Vernon at Illustrious Sir Glenn Allen’s, Spring Ceremonial. Darren was fortunate to be able to share his installation as a new Noble with his father George Chruikshanks,
who also join the Shriners at this hotsands ceremony. He
immediately went to work on getting his local Shrine Club
(Mile 0 Shrine Club #24) back into the eyes of the residents
of Dawson Creek by setting up the Tin Lizzy Patrol, which
would be a welcome fixture in all the local parades. As the
Vice President of his Club, Darren set up a deal with the
local Browns Social House to do an annual fundraiser, which
has now expanded to the Fort St. John restaurant and also
did a one year fundraiser in Vernon at their Browns Social
Darren went through the Chairs in his Lodge and eventually became the Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 2017,
leading his Lodge for a 2-year period. This was the same
year Darren decided to run for Oriental Guide and was
nominated and accepted by the Nobility to represent them
on the Divan. In January 2018, Darren was installed as the
Oriental Guide in Nanaimo under the leadership of Illustrious Sir Harold Wallace.
Darren is a founding member of the Allied Masonic
Degrees chapter in Dawson Creek and was the Sovereign
Master of that Lodge in 2019. He is a member of Royal Arch
and President of the Peace Masonic Temples Association.
Over his life Darren has worked with many local charities
and organizations as a board member such as the Dawson
Creek Hospital Foundation of which he was the Chairman
in 2019, the South Peace Oilman’s Association and the local
Chamber of Commerce. Helping people is just something
that you do he said.
Darren is married to Lady April.
Blast from the Past
MILE O SHRINE CLUB NO. 24 - HORSE PATROL - CIRCA 1967 OR 68
Riders: Noble Gary Callison, Noble Ron Bains, Noble Larry Dalke, Noble Gerry
Halverson, Noble Roy Ravelli, Noble Bert Andre, Noble Kieth Bennet, Noble Ken
Piper, Noble Harry Beamer, Noble Lloyd Bergstrom and Noble Doug Bonk.
They rode in the Prince George and Kelowna spring ceremonials, then in the
Grande Prairie, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek parades.
GREAT MEN WEAR A FEZ!