On March 17 2009 St. John’s lodge No. 21a held a birthday party to commemorate 165 years of masonry. Festivities took place at the Royal Canadian Legion Hawkesbury. Honored Guests for the evening were M.W Bro Allan J. Petrisor Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario and M.W.Bro. Opkar S. Sandhu Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Quebec. Among the highlights of the evening was a performance by the R.C.M.P pipe band and a talk by noted Masonic historian and author W.Bro Michael Jenkyns.