Great Glen Canoe Trail 2019


Preparation and planning are well under way for a contingent of 10 brothers, and one sister ! From the Freemasons of the Province of Durham. To navigate the Great Glen Canoe Trail in late May 2019.

The team have already completed their compulsory water safety instruction and are now busy preparing their Canadian Canoes,  kindly on loan from the Durham Scouts at Moor House Durham City.

Over what remains of the summer period a schedule of training days have been planned in order to practice the skills required to complete this arduous adventure safely.

To date we have been given a cash and vehicle sponsorship from North Spas, any other sponsorship’s would be most welcome and would be represented on our daily Blog and video updates.

Monies raised during the Great Glen Canoe trail will be donate to the Durham 2021 Festival appeal in aid of the RMTGB.

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Vale of Tees Lodge No. 5016 – Wine & Cheese tasting night

 VALE of TEES Lodge No. 5016

The Brethren, Wives, Partners and Friends of the Vale of Tees Lodge go to prove that they don’t need to run, walk or cycle hundreds of miles to raise funds for the Durham 2021 Festival appeal as they recently held a Wine & Cheese tasting night at the Fox & Hounds in Cotherstone.

5 wines from Hallgarten and Novum were sampled and cheeses from the award winning Teesdale Cheese-makers provided the nibbles for a most entertaining night.

A table quiz provided talking points for friends and family who managed to raise around £250.00 on the night.

Our Festival Director John Thompson has always said “It’s not what the Lodge does as long as someone is doing something to raise funds towards the Lodge target” The Vale of Tees Lodge have proved that in a very easily organised fundraising night.