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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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Installation & Banquet Saturday January 7th, 2023

After a two-year absence, Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 is pleased to announce the return of an in-person Installation and celebratory banquet!

Following an established tradition, the Grand Lodges of British Columbia & Yukon, Washington and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington & Jurisdiction will be attending as honoured guests.

The Installation will be conducted at 1:00 PM in the beautiful Fisgard Street masonic hall that Victoria-Columbia co-built circa 1878. The banquet will be held later that day at the Hotel Grand Pacific, located on the Victoria waterfront next to the Provincial Legislature. A special accommodations rate has been arranged for those wishing to overnight in Victoria.

Click HERE for a detailed information poster

Ticket sales for the banquet will go on-sale November 1st: HERE. (Note that our webform allows for 2 tickets at-a-time registration. If you need more than 2 tickets, please use the webform twice!)

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Victoria-Columbia Initiates 8 New Brothers!

 

With the resumption of in-person meetings, Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 has restarted its initiations and degree programmes. Over the regular & emergent July meetings, the Lodge welcomed 8 enthusiatic new Brothers!

For months leading up-to the initiation meetings, the Lodge Membership Committee had been working with candidates, and obtaining sponsors. One of the highlights of the emergent meeting was when a recently-made Entered Apprentice stepped-up to help deliver ritual for the next batch of incoming candidates!

All of the Lodge Brethren welcome our new members! Men considering exploring the mysteries and camaraderie of Freemasonry should consider visiting our "Becoming a Freemason" page (link above).

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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

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:

Thursday 1 December, 2022. Last meeting prior to the 7 January 2023 Installation. Pre-Lodge Festive Board TBD, stay tuned!

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