With the approval of Rameses Shrine Centre the Belleville and District Shrine Club were able to hold another fundraiser Back Door Kitchen event on Saturday, 30 January 2021. It was a great success with the weather cooperating as you will see in the photos. Our House and Property Chairman Noble Brian Cook would like to thank the public for supporting this event and to personally thank the following who were the worker bees for the day: Zach Cook, Brad Dainard, Ken Campbell, Jim Preston, Jim and Joan Hemlin, Clive and Sandra Allan, John and Peggy Neil with their daughter-in-law Elisa Neil, Calvin Thomas, Ralph Bullock, John Bonnin, Leonard Bedford, and Stephen Shirk our Photographer. Noble Brian would like everyone to watch out for our next Back Door Kitchen planned for February.


It was a chilly wet day when the Belleville and District Shrine Club Nobles of John Neil, Barrie Willis, Doug MacLauren, Jim Preston, Ken Campbell, Calvin Thomas, Bill Richardson, Leonard Bedford and Clarence Stevenson set up at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre on Sunday, 22 November 2020, for the first ever Belleville Santa Claus Display. Photographer Noble Stephen D. Shirk was on site to do his normal thing taking these pics of history.Due to COVID-19 the Belleville Chamber of Commerce decided that it was best to avoid large crowds standing on the side of the roadways to view the Santa Claus Parade floats as they passed in procession. This year they reversed this idea by having the people of Belleville stay safe in their vehicles to drive by the many floats on display.


Belleville and District Shrine Club’s last Back-Door Kitchen takeout dinner was held on Friday, 25 September, 2020. A big thanks to all who enjoyed the briskett dinner and to those Shrine Club Nobles and Ladies who ran this event smoothly respecting the COVID restrictions for our patrons. This was our third and last Back-Door Kitchen event for the year. We appreciated everyone’s support.


Considering that the members of our Belleville and District Shrine Club and their families have been staying at home trying to stay safe since mid March of this year during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Noble Jim Preston with 1st Vice President Noble Ken Campbell, Secretary Noble Stephen Shirk, Ambassador Noble Leonard Bedford, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada Vice Chairman with the Board of Directors Noble John Neil and Trustee Noble Clarence Stevenson visited some of our essential services in Belleville to show the appreciation of the Shriners.  Visited were the Belleville General Hosptial, Bellville Police Station, Hastings Manor and Belleville Fire Station No. 1.