Making Martin Morigeau Elementary School a better place is certainly deserving of a pizza, and the Freemasons in Invermere totally agree.

Columbia Lodge #38 recently backed this up with a $200 bursary to the school’s “wolf pack” leaders, a group of students from Grades 3 to 7 that is very active in promoting the school’s culture.

Freemason Shaun Kehlar presented the cheque to Principal Teresa Vancise who will treat the pupils to a much-anticipated pizza lunch.

Not only do the students serve as lunchroom helpers and assembly leaders, they are prominent “tech team” members too. 

When Kehlar retired from the Canadian Armed Forces he soon missed the brotherhood aspect of the job and began searching for something similar. He happened to meet a local Freemason and, despite having no direct family connection to the Lodge, followed the slogan “to be one, ask one.” It turned out that Freemasonry was exactly the fraternity he was looking for and he is now an active contributor to the organization.