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JOINING TEMPLE LODGE, No. 33
Temple Lodge, No. 33 always welcomes suitable new candidates for initiation into Freemasonry in general and into Temple Lodge, No. 33 in particular.
For those prospective members who are not currently Freemasons, we recommend you do some basic research on Freemasonry before making your Application for Initiation.
To assist your research, here are some web pages on the Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon website on Becoming A Freemason, An Introduction to the History of Freemasonry, a number of Essays and Papers on Masonic topics, some biographies of well known Freemasons and famous Freemasons and links to other websites which may be useful to your research into Freemasonry.
For additional information, please see our Becoming A Freemason page on this site.
We have also included a list of Suggested Readings which may assist you.
Temple Lodge, No. 33 also maintains the Vancouver Island Masonic History Project, an effort to document the many contributions Freemasons and Freemasonry have made to Vancouver Island since the first Masonic Lodge was formed in Victoria in 1853. We encourage you check out the Vancouver Island Masonic History Project as part of your research onto Freemasonry. We have also included pages on our Lodge history, local buildings built by or associated with members of Temple Lodge, No.33, our historic membership lists, deceased members of Temple Lodge, No.33 who have played notable roles in the local community, including business, politics or other pursuits.
Prospective members who are already Freemasons and who may wish to affiliate with Temple Lodge, No. 33 should contact our Lodge Secretary, Wor. Brother Art Graff. We welcome all Brethren in good standing who wish to affiliate with Temple Lodge, No. 33. Any Brethren in good standing who have moved to the Cowichan Valley from other parts of B.C. or from other Masonic jurisdictions are always welcome as visitors to Temple Lodge, No. 33.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Be sure to check our Announcements & Upcoming Events Page to stay up to date on what is going on at Temple Lodge No. 33 and neighbouring Lodges............
WORSHIPFUL MASTER'S MESSAGES
Go to our Worshipful Master's Page for the latest announcements from the East.....................
HISTORY & HERITAGE
Temple Lodge, No.33 was formed in December 1899 and has a long and honourable history in Duncan and the surrounding Cowichan Valley.
Our Lodge History page contains links to a lot of historical information about Temple Lodge and its members.....................
HISTORIANS, GENEOLOGISTS & OTHER RESEARCHERS
Many historians, geneologists and other researchers visit our site. We have included a lot of information of interest to researchers and will be adding more over time.
Our Lodge History page has links to historical information about Temple Lodge History, our Historic Membership Lists, Principal Officers, the Vancouver Island Masonic History Project and much more.......
DUNCAN MASONIC TEMPLE
The Masonic Temple in Duncan, B.C. was built by Temple Lodge members in 1912 and has been a downtown Duncan landmark ever since.
Here is more information on the Duncan Masonic Temple and its history.....
HISTORIC BUILDINGS & TEMPLE LODGE MEMBERS
There are a number of local historic buildings in Duncan, Mill Bay and the Cowichan Valley built by, or for, or otherwise connected to, Temple Lodge, No. 33 members or other Freemasons.
Here are some of them.......
VANCOUVER ISLAND MASONIC HISTORY PROJECT
The Vancouver Island Masonic History Project is an ongoing volunteer effort, coordinated by Temple Lodge No. 33, to document the rich heritage of Freemasons and Freemasonry on Vancouver Island.
MASONIC EVENT CALENDARS
Here are links to Masonic Event Calendars for Vancouver Island and other areas through British Columbia & Yukon:
|| Vancouver Island || Greater Vancouver || B.C. Interior & Yukon ||
LODGE SECRETARY'S PAGE
In Masonic Lodges, the Lodge Secretary is responsible for all matters of administration. We have a Lodge Secretary's Page containing contact information and other information about Lodge administration and communications
GRAND LODGE OF B.C. & YUKON
The Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon has an excellent Masonic website, with links to e_Bee (the online Bulletin), Masonic Event Calendars, Masonic History, Answers To Our Critics, Freemasonry In B.C., Masonic Bulletin and much more.........
During research or travels we often come across Interesting Connections to Masons and Freemasonry. Our Interesting Connections Page has Masonic connections uncovered by members of Temple Lodge, No.33, like Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, shown at left.......................
Masonic musicians and composers range from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Howlin' Wolf. Writers include Rudyard Kipling. For music fans and book lovers, here are some links to the works of Masonic musicians, composers, movie makers and writers..............
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