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Waterloo County Shrine Club

Mocha Shriners

Waterloo Masonic Centre
440 Weber Street N. Waterloo ON.

Waterloo County Shrine Club

The Waterloo County Shrine Club was formed in 1924 by a number of the Nobles of the Mocha Shriners. Mocha Shriners is the Southwestern Ontario chapter of Shriners International.

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 350,000 members from 191 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.

Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.

Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children and receive all services at no financial obligation to families.

The club meets at the KW Masonic Hall, 440 Weber St. N, Waterloo, ON, the 2nd Monday of each month. Social hour begins at 6pm, followed by Dinner at 7:00pm and the Business Meeting at 8pm

Why Become a Shriner?
Three good reasons: Fun, Fellowship and Philanthropy.

The Shriners are an organization that grew out of the Freemasons over a century ago by men who wanted to take a their fraternity to a new and different level. By stressing fun and fellowship more than ritual, they hoped to create something special. They did, and over time they adopted Shriners Hospitals for Children as their official philanthropy and now operate a network of 22 hospitals. They specialize in helping kids with special needs oriented around cleft lip an palate, burns and orthopedic problems.

By joining you can be a part of something that has helped thousands of kids over the years, and have fun doing it! Along with helping others and each other, Shriners value a good time. The friendships built will always be with you, as will the knowledge of what you’ve accomplished by being a Shriner. Just go to any Shriner parade and you’ll see the good time had by the Shriners and those who attend. 

Parades aren’t the only thing Shriners do together, though. Each Temple has various groups and units within it, and there is something for everyone! There are even groups for the wives and daughters of Shriners. There is always something there to help you grow as a person and help the community around you. 


440 Weber Street North 
Waterloo, ON N2L 4E7