Pioneer Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1307
Fort Garry, Manitoba
Pioneer Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1307 of Fort Garry, Manitoba was the first Orange Lodge to be organized in the Prairie region of what would become a part of Canada. The reason for the spread of Orangeism into the Prairies was the execution of Orangeman Thomas Scott from Perth, Ontario on March 4th, 1870 by Louis Riel's insurrectionary forces in the Red River Colony.
Pioneer was organized on September 18th, 1870 aboard the steamship Jessie McKenney anchored at Fort Garry.
The table below indicates the origins of the founding members of the Lodge.
Founding members of Pioneer Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1307
The warrant for the Lodge was donated to Archives of Manitoba by Norman Matheson and Lorne Tummon in the 1980's.
With information from Brian McConnell and the The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives.