The only way to be accepted into the fraternity is to ask a freemason. Visit our lodge, talk to Freemasons, and discover how we believe we have an opportunity to grow, to make a difference, to build a better world for ourselves and our children's children. Then ask yourself, "Should I be a Freemason?"
A freemason is a man who uses the tools of moral and ethical principles to serve mankind. He is a man who has bound himself to like-minded men in a brotherhood that transcends the differences of religion ethnicity, society and culture.
He shares the aspirations of men of good-will who seek to make themselves better than they are - not better than others. He is dedicated to the principles and responsibilities of justice, truth, charity, honesty and integrity. He believes that there is such a thing as honour and that he has a responsibility to act with honour. He believes that every person should strive to be a good citizen and has a moral duty to obey the laws of his country, and to contribute to its general welfare. He fosters knowledge and promotes happiness.
Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. This exclusive society derives much of its symbolism and structure from a history stretching back to the stonemason guilds of medieval Europe.
Freemasonry has been a part of British Columbia's history since 1859 when the first lodge was opened at Victoria in what was then the colony of Vancouver's Island. Since that time many prominent builders of this province have been active, committed freemasons. Freemasonry is not for everyone, but it was an important part of their lives. Should it be a part of yours?
Keystone-Lions' Gate Lodge No. 115