Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For April 2017 – Charles Hayward (1839-1919)

As part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project we are starting a monthly feature highlighting a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason who has played a role in Vancouver Island history. This is our first such post. Our first Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason and our Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for April 2017 is Charles…

Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For April 2017 – Major James Mitchell Mutter (1854-1920)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 featured a Deceased Brother as a way remembering our Deceased Brethren while highlighting the contributions Temple Lodge No. 33 members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. The Featured Deceased member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for April 2017 is one of our Charter Members, Major James Mitchell…

Protecting Our Web Domain

The Internet is a great tool but being online requires some vigilance. We have just been advised by an Internet domain registration company in China that a Chinese company, TranTing Trade Company, has applied to register variants of our www.templelodge33.ca domain name. The domain name registration company has asked whether we are associated in any way with TranTing Trade Company…

Featured Deceased Brother for March 2017 – Douglas William Barker (1919-2003)

Each month we feature a Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 as a way of remembering our Deceased Brethren and highlighting the contributions Freemasons have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. Our Featured Deceased Member for March 2017 is Douglas Barker, D.S.M. (1919-2003), who served as Mayor of Duncan. See our webpage on Douglas…

Grand Master’s Official Visit To District 27 – 9 March 2017

The Official Visit of Most Worshipful Brother Ian Bowman Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon to District No. 27 will be held on March 9th 2017, 4:00 PM at  St John’s Lodge No. 21, St. John’s Masonic Temple, 26 Gatacre Street, Ladysmith, BC   Masonic Banquet: 6:00 PM St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall 1135-4th…

J. Islay Mutter – Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For February 2017

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 features a Deceased Brother of Temple Lodge as a way highlighting Masonic history in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley. Our featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for February 2017 is J. Islay Mutter (1874-1950), who is the only person to have served as both Mayor of Duncan and…

UVic Anthropology Course, ANTH 395, Uses Our Website As A Research Tool

On 23 January 2017 the Temple Lodge No.33 Historian and webmaster, W.B. Mark Anderson, attended a lecture at the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue in Victoria which focused on a University of Victoria Anthropology course, ANTH 395, which is using the Victoria Jewish Cemetery as a teaching aid for archaeological methods. One of the projects this course…