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DDGM's Biography

R.W. Bro. Les R. Vas

Greetings Brethren

Let me begin by saying what a great pleasure and humbling honour it is to serve and represent the Lodges and Brethren of Hamilton District “B” as your District Deputy Grand Master for 2018 – 2019. I would like to thank the Brethren of Wentworth Lodge No. 166 for their support and nomination as the representative of Grand Lodge and also to the members of District “B” for your confidence and support in this high position.


This is a very exciting and busy time in my Masonic career and I know I have big shoes to fill, left behind by those amazing men that have set the bar high in carrying out their duties with fervency and zeal. I look forward to greeting each and every one of you on the level as your cable tow permits at the Installations, Official Visits, Anniversaries and all the other times our paths may cross.


I would like to thank all the members of the District Team and especially W. Bro. Mark O’Donnell, our District Secretary for all his support, commitment and dedication to making this an awesome year for all of us.

Biography

Les was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and now resides in Grimsby with his wife Stephanie. He completed his education in Hamilton, Toronto and Regina. He has worked in law enforcement, security & investigations, sales, graphics, logistics, real estate and is currently the owner of Ridgepoint Construction & Renovations in Burlington. Les has always been active in his community and has an extensive list of accomplishments and association memberships.

Les’s Masonic career started at Wellington Square Lodge No. 725 where he was initiated on February 14, 1985, Passed on May 9, 1985 and Raised on October 10, 1985. He affiliated with Wentworth Lodge No. 166 on November 18, 2008 where he sat as Worshipful Master from April 2013 to October 2014. During that time he was Chair of the 150th Anniversary Committee for Wentworth Lodge No. 166. He is currently the President of the Stoney Creek Masonic Hall Association.

Les has spent several years on the Hamilton District “B” Team. During that time, he worked diligently in an attempt to form The Golden Horseshoe Chapter of DeMolay International.

He is an honorary member of Eggerstville/Grand Island Lodge #1138 in Buffalo, NY and a
32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, active for many years in the 9th Degree which is portrayed by Wellington Square Lodge No. 725.

Les is also a member of the Rameses Shrine, very active with Shriners’ International, not only as a member, but as a member of the Klown Unit, Hospitality Unit and the Legion of Honour. He is an active member of the Shriners’ Club of Hamilton, Ismailia Shrine Club in Buffalo, NY and the Past President of the Niagara Shrine Club. You’ve probably seen him driving the Maid of the Mist in many parades and community events. He is an active supporter of Shriners’ Hospital for Children and a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services.

Les’s other interests include classic cars, sports and travel.

                           

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