Shriner of the Year

Shriner of the Year for 2022  

Noble Walter S. Pinsent

It is with great pleasure that Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador announces that the Shriner of the Year for 2022 is Noble Walter S. Pinsent.

The award has been presented since 1996. Nominations for the award are accepted from Mazol Shrine Clubs, Units, and the General Nobility in recognition of the Shriners dedication and enthusiasm for Mazol Shriners, the Masonic and his Community.

The Shriner of the Year is awarded the Noble Edward Loughlin Memorial Plaque, donated by the family in memory of their beloved Father who passed away on March 5 1990. Noble Loughlin was a dedicated Shriner, Mason and a Charter Member of the Corner Brook Shrine Club, now the Long Range Shrine Club.

Noble Walter S. Pinsent name is added to the Perpetual Plaque which is displayed at the Mazol Shrine Centre, and he receives his own individual plaque.

Noble Pinsent was born in New Harbour, Trinity Bay. He had a rewarding career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is a Life member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association. He became a Mason in 1970 at the Northwest Mounted Police Lodge. He was posted to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1974 and retired in 1985 and has resided in Eastport since 1991. Noble Pinsent became a Shriner of Mazol in 2010. In addition, Noble Pinsent is the Founding President of the East Pen Players Group and the Eastport Heritage Society-Beaches Art and Heritage Society, and he is the recipient of the Governor General’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Noble Pinsent has organized a Shriner’s Appreciation Night in Eastport for a number of years, with 2022 being no exception. This event raises awareness of the Shrine and the Philanthropy, and it provides an opportunity to be recognized as a valid part of the community.  The proceeds of the event go to Mazol’s Patient Transportation Fund. This event is attended by the Ill. Potentate and Divan on their Annual Visitation to the Harold W. Duffett Shriner’s RV Park in Eastport on Labour Day Weekend

Through his hard work in the year 2022 a donation of approximately $7000.00 was raised with the amount over the years amounting to approximately $80,000.00 for the Patient Transportation Fund.


The following table gives a listing of the previous years’ Shriner of the Year

2022Noble Walter S. Pinsent
2021Noble Donald Wayne Moores
2019Noble Gerald F. Mayo
2018Noble Samuel Ralph Miller
2017Noble John Crane
2016Noble Walter Bennett
2015Noble Lloyd Walters
2014 Noble Max Downey
2013 Noble Hubert Hibbs
2012 Noble Alan Neil
2011 Noble Nigel Mercer
2010 Noble Ralph Cole
2009 Noble Reginald F. Bowers
2008 Noble Gerald W. Normore and Noble Everett W. Green
2007 Ill. Sir John H. Brake, P.P.
2006 Noble Donald R. Milley
2005 Noble Chesley G. Lambert
2004 Noble Charles C. Riddle
2003 Noble E. Lloyd Head
2002 Noble Abel Hughes
2001 Ill. Sir Herman A. Walters, P.P.
2000Noble John M. Bartlett
1999 Noble George R. Jones
1998Noble Eldred W. Warren
1997Noble J. Reginald Hopkins
1996 Noble Cecil C. Pelley