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El Riad Shrine, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We would love for you to become a part of our philanthropic fraternity.

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Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief.

Rent Our Facility

El Riad Shrine has first class facilities available to rent for both our shriners (at a reduced rate) and also for general public.

Shrine Events

Our units and clubs host many events that are open to the public while also organizing fundraisers for ways to earn money for our shrine and philanthropy.

View the virtual dedication and ribbon cutting of the new Shriners Children’s Twin Cities clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota. This beautiful new clinic continues to allow our multidisciplinary team approach to thrive. Our patients have access to their medical staff, radiology team, occupational and physical therapists, orthotists and prosthetists, child life, care management and so much more all under one room and within one visit. To schedule an appointment, call 612-596-6105.
Take a virtual tour of our brand new clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota! We are excited to share our brand new, state-of-the-art facility that our patients and providers deserve. Our theme from the beginning was to create a facility that is “High-Tech” and “High-Touch” – the latest in technology to benefit our patients, but with a friendly and accessible atmosphere that matches our culture of putting children at center of everything we do.

2020–2021 National Patient Ambassadors

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. We are proud to introduce our 2020-2021 National Patient Ambassadors Connor and Mia, and share their incredible stories.

Mia, 16, was born with a severe case of infantile idiopathic scoliosis. Her journey with Shriners Hospitals for Children began when she was 2. Mia’s treatments have included halo traction to gradually straighten and stretch her spine, as well as nearly 20 surgeries.
Connor, 14, was born with a bilateral incomplete cleft lip and complete cleft palate involving the hard and soft palate. Connor’s condition affects not only his teeth and his ability to eat, but also his speech, hearing, and social and emotional well-being.


Read the latest issue of our Cactus magazine.

Upcoming Events

  1. Mystic Brewers Monthly Meeting

    April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Parker Shrine Club Monthly Meeting

    April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Dance Club Monthly Meeting

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Hillbillies Outhouse Monthly Meeting

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Chanters Weekly Rehearsal

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Upcoming Event Posters

Please click on each poster below to enlarge the image. Hope to see you at these shrine events!

If you have any questions, please call the shrine office at (605) 336-1117 or email

Recent Blog Articles

Taking the Extra Step…December 2020/January 2021

Taking the Extra Step…December 2020/January 2021

As I started to write this article I looked at some past Cactus issues…and I said no…This is about the El Riad moving forward not looking back. Don’t get me wrong, we had a lot of outstanding events happen this year. We were blessed to have our Grand Master visit our...

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El Riad Shrine Open Marshaling

El Riad Shrine Open Marshaling

11 years ago, my wife Paula and I, along with Dave and Karen Bangasser, attended the Shriners Open Golf Tournament as guests of Corporate Sponsor, Thompkins Insurance.  In 2012, we put together the first team from El Riad and marshaled hole #9.  In 2013, we began...

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El Riad Warm Sands Ceremony

El Riad Warm Sands Ceremony

Since Saturday, November 7, was the day for our cancelled Fall Ceremonial the shrine was available all day. Potentate Al Zahn decided to offer a Warm Sands Ceremony in the morning from 8:30 – Noon. This ceremony was a truncated version of our typical ceremonial....

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Taking the Extra Step…November 2020

Taking the Extra Step…November 2020

More than once I’ve heard a Past Potentate say how hard it was to write the Cactus Article. Back then I thought to myself…why? How can that be? Especially when you’re writing about something you love…our Shrine. You have resources readily available from our past...

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Above & Beyond: James Hoy

Above & Beyond: James Hoy

The Fall Ceremonial was to be dedicated to Noble James “Jim” Hoy.  Jim will be recognized and receive his plaque at the November Stated Meeting.    Jim was created May 20, 1995 in Minnehaha Masonic Lodge #5.  He has served 2 terms as Master of Minnehaha Lodge.  Jim...

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