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Al Werpny has been a very active member of the Royal Masonic Lodge for 49 years and the Khatrum Shrine and Lakehead Shrine Club since 1993. His accomplishments include being elected as a Director in 1996 and President in 2000. Al was appointed Khartum Deputy Chief in 2006, and has served as President of the Lakehead Shrine 101 Unit and Shrine Drill Patrol, participating in many parades and performances throughout Northwestern Ontario, as well as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Midwestern United States. Al has worked diligently to promote the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. His fund raising efforts have helped send hundreds of Northwestern Ontario children to hospitals and burn centres where they receive free medical treatment. Al’s enthusiasm and dedication both as a volunteer and as a citizen are an example for us all.