KITIMAT LODGE #169

1739 Gyrfalcon Ave, Kitimat, BC

Meetings: First and Second Wednesday each month.

Contact: W.M. Paul Brais: 250-632-5532

Freemasonry is:

  • one of the world's largest and oldest secular fraternal organizations.
  • a world wide organization based on the principle of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.
  • committed to its universal motto of "Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth".
  • a unique society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values.
  • involved in making good men better and thereby making the world a better place to live.
  • engaged in teaching its precepts to its members through a series of rituals and symbolism by using stone mason's tools and customs and allegorical guides.

A Brief History:

  • Freemasonry traces its origins from King Solomon's times, but its real origin is lost in antiquity.
  • Freemasonry in its present form originated in England in 1717. It came to British Columbia in Victoria in 1860. The Grand Lodge of B.C. was consecrated in December, 1871.
  • Freemasonry exists in over 190 countries in the world.
  • There are over 5 million Freemasons in the world. In B.C. we have about 10260 Freemasons.

Freemasonry Encourages:

  • charity as the predominant characteristic of every Freemason's heart.
  • the moral virtues of Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice.
  • Extending the hand of fellowship and providing relief to those in distress.

Freemasonry is not:

  • a religion. It teaches secularism and respect and tolerance for all religions and a belief in a Supreme Being, without reference to any religion.
  • a political party or organization.
  • a secret society, however the mode of recognition amongst Freemasons are kept secret, like the passwords etc... prevalent among internet and credit card users, to prevent fraud and misuse.
  • a social club. Its membership consists of a cross section of society drawn from all walks of life, who meet on an equal footing. It also involves family members on social occasions.

How to Join:

  • Freemasonry does not solicit or canvass for membership.
  • Those above 21 years of age and who believe in God, as a Supreme Being can join.
  • One has to be proposed and seconded by a Freemason.