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Rameses Shriners

El-Shamaly Shrine Club


The El Shamaly Shrine Club of Richmond Hill, a brief history in the making….


In the early sixties, at a Shriners gathering in St. Catherine’s Ontario, a discussion took place regarding the forming of a Shrine Club that would meet north of Toronto.


The name: “El Shamaly” (meaning “north”) was then chosen, and 56 years ago, on May 9th 1962 our Charter was then presented to us by The Potentate of 1962, Ill. Sir, E.J. Hall.

Over the years El Shamaly has supported not only the Shriners Hospitals for Children,

but has provided assistance to such organizations as:

- The York Central Hospital (now known as Mackenzie Health-Richmond Hill)

- The Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.

- The Sunnybrook Hospital, Health Sciences Centre.

- The York Region District School Board.

- And numerous other Charitable Events and Organizations.


The members of The El Shamaly Shrine Club are always interested in members from the Masonic Order, who are looking for an opportunity to expand their charitable benevolence, through the participation in fun activities, in an enjoyable environment of friendship and brotherly love, all towards the enhancement of children’s lives through the care and assistance offered by The Shriners Hospitals for Children and our other activities.


Contact us if you are that “Level of Excellence” person looking for a way to enhance your charitable life.

You may very well be that “special person” we are always looking for.

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