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Welcome!

The Coveted Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon
Certificate: Awarded to all Lodge
Brethren Who Qualify!

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons has been proudly operating as an Emulation-Work Lodge since 1859. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the Lodge was first Chartered by the United Grand Lodge of England, then later by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia (now known at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon). Victoria-Columbia No.1 is older than Canada has been a country, and our Lodge is rich in history and tradtions.


Visitors to this website, particularly those men considering becoming a Freemason, are encouraged to enjoy and explore the information provided here, as well as the links to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon and other Freemasonry online resources.

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MWGM MacKenzie's Updates - Masks & Proof of Vaccination Now Optional

As a follow-on to the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer's order of April 8th, 2022, Lodge in-person meetings are once-again authorized, without mandatory masks or proof of vaccination, The MWGM's latest direction on Lodge in-person meetings can be found HERE.

Please read the full update from the MWGM, particularly about remaining sensitive to all Brothers' COVID safety concerns!

 

 

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Master's Greeting


Brothers of Victoria-Columbia Lodge:

As the 161st master of Victoria-Columbia Lodge, I am humbled by the trust that you have placed in me, and I will spend 2020 & 2021 proving to you that your trust was well-placed.  Inspired by the masonic work of our brothers in BC, Washington and points more distant, the officers and I have remarked at the excitement and energy that this year holds.
 
Building on the solid foundations of those that came before, the Lodge will be busy with activities throughout the year.  Expect at least one family-oriented event per month (dinners, BBQ, picnics and more), festive boards and a table lodge shared with a sister lodge.

Learning about Freemasonry through presentations and discussions, long a popular fixture in Lodge, will continue and include previously unexplored subjects designed to spark interest and the desire for further individual discovery.  Please read the Summons carefully and consult the Lodge calendar (available in the “Members Only” area) to ensure you know what events are scheduled for the coming months.

In closing, I recommend that you reflect the tenets of the Craft in your daily affairs and, as a famous Freemason once said, “there is upon each Mason a peculiar obligation to show himself in every respect a good citizen; for after all, the way he can best do his duty to the ancient order is by reflecting credit on it though his good works as a citizen of Canada”.

I hope to see every member of Victoria-Columbia in Lodge in the very near future.  If you have suggestions on what you would like to see this year, send either Tony, Vance or I an email and we will work to see it done.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
W. Bro. Sean Dyble
Worshipful Master

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2022 Masonic Family Picnic!!

Sunday July 3rd, 2022 10:00 AM Start
Heritage Acres - 7321 Lochside Dr Saanich, BC

Outside of Grand Lodge, the Saanich Annual Masonic Picnic is the largest gathering of Freemasons, friends and families from all-across British Columbia.  The event was cancelled because of COVID for 2020 and 2021, however, this year it is a GO! Food, displays, miniature train rides, a bouncy castle, and a great day for the whole family. Plan on attending!

 

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Grand Lodge of Ukraine Relief Fund

The Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon is coordinating donations to the Grand Lodge Of Ukraine.

e-transfers to:  etransfer@freemasonry.bcy.ca, Cheques payable to the Grand Lodge Of British Columbia & Yukon may be mailed to:

Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon
8555 Government Street
Burnaby, BC  V3N 4S9  Canada

On both e-transfers and mailed-in cheques, please be sure to note that the funds are for Ukraine! With advance apologies, the GLBCY is unable to supply tax receipts for out-of-country donations. Tax-deductible donations (not specific to the GLU) may be made to the Canadian Red Cross HERE.

Another excellent tax-deductible charity is Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

слава Україні!

Lodge News & Events


    Upcoming Lodge Meetings:


-Meetings first Thursday of every month, including July & August! Victoria-Columbia is the only Lodge in the Victoria area that operates year-round. Regular tyling at 7:30 PM.

Proof of vaccination and wearing of masks no-longer mandatory.

Next In-Person Meeting for 2022:

Thursday July 7th at 7:30 PM! Pre-Lodge Festive Board tbd, standby!

Masonic Family Picnic is Back!

Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ 10 am
Heritage Acres - 7321 Lochside Drive
Open to all members, family and friends! See description on main section (left)

2022 Annual Dues


  • Great News! No change in dues for Regular & Affiliate Members! For those who only cover the GL Assessment, 2022 dues reflect the current GL charge only.

    Annual dues may be paid online with a credit card or PayPal balance, or by cheque, or direct funds transfer (email payment). Paying by cheque or Interac E-Transfer saves PayPal Fees.

    Use victoriacolumbiano.1@gmail.com to send email transfers!

    Click Here for Online Dues Renewal!

    Why Victoria-Columbia No.1 For a "Masonic Journey"?


  • Amor de Cosmos: Second premier of British Columbia and a founding member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1


    Men considering becoming a Freemason often have to choose between various Lodges and types of Freemasonry practiced. Victoria-Columbia No.1 is proud of being the first Lodge (1859) established on the Pacific-side of Canada, and being one of the co-builders of the beautiful Fisgard St. Freemasons' Hall in dowtown Victoria (1880).


    English Past Master Robert Burnaby (the City of Burnaby was named after him) acted as one of the Installing Masters at the constitution of  Victoria Lodge No. 1085
    in 1860

     

    The current members of the Lodge enjoy 163-years of history and preemminence of Freemasonry in British Columbia!

    Other Web Links


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Lodge & Community Events Roster - A Service by United Peninsula Lodge No.24 for Freemasons and Concordants on Southern Vancouver Island!

 

The Appeal of Freemasonry

"What attracts a man to Freemasonry? Every man comes of his own free will and accord, with his own individual needs and interests. One man may join so that he can associate with other men who believe that only by improving themselves can they hope to improve the world. Another man may join because he is looking for a focus for his charitable inclinations. And yet another may be attracted by a strong sense of history and tradition. Many join simply because they knew a friend or relative who was a freemason and they admired that man’s way of living his life. All who join and become active discover a bond of brotherly affection and a community of mutual support; a practical extension of their own religious and social beliefs."

Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon

Seals of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 &
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon

Victoria-Columbia Seal
Vcitoria-Columbia Grand Lodge Seal