150 years of freemasonry in British Columbia

Weekend Events

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Celebrating 150 Years
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Event Details

Check-in

You need only check in once. Arrive an hour ahead of your first event to receive your tickets for all events. A registration table will be accessible from both the W. 7th and W. 8th Ave. entrances.

150 Year Gear

Commemorative 150 Year Gear will be available at the Registration table. Cash or credit card. A special edition 150 Year Magazine will be published for the Grand Lodge Communication in Kimberly in June and can also be purchased, in advance, at the registration table.

Parking

There is no parking at the Vancouver Masonic Centre however there are many parking lots near the building.

  1. 805 W Broadway Lot #9180
  2. 950 W Broadway Lot #663
  3. 550 W Broadway Lot #1768
  4. 1285 W Broadway Lot #042
  5. 1595 W Broadway Lot #734

You can also consider street parking, arranging a carpool, or using taxis, SkyTrain, Canada Line, or buses.

  1. SkyTrain: Cambie Street Station on the Canada Line from Richmond and Waterfront
  2. Buses along Broadway
    1. Broadway No.9
    2. UBC B-line No.99
    3. Granville bus to W.Broadway

Event Schedule

Friday 29 April 2022
  • 5:00 pm – Check-in opens to receive your tickets for the weekend;
  • 6:00 pm – Grand Master’s Reception: Banquet Hall, Vancouver Masonic Centre. Enter from W 7th Ave. or W 8th Doors. Carved Beef and hors d’oeuvres, second-floor bar open until 11:00 pm;
  • Dress code: Business Suit.
Saturday 30 April 2022
  • 9:00 am – Check-in opens
  • 10:00 am – Ladies’ function: coach to Van Dusen Gardens departs Vancouver Masonic Centre at 10:00 am, Lunch at Shaughnessy restaurant, the coach returns to Vancouver Masonic Center by 2:00 pm. Dress code: Walking shoes, plan for both rain and sun.
  • Noon – Masonic Marker Dedication at Vancouver Masonic Centre: Rooftop Patio, 5th floor, Vancouver Masonic Centre, West 7th Ave. Dress code:  Dark business suit, dark tie.
  • 1:00 – 3:30 pm – Open House at Vancouver Masonic Centre: BBQ and Beer served on the rooftop on West 7th. Dress code: Business, casual.
  • 6:00 pm – Grand Master’s 150 Year Banquet: Banquet Hall Vancouver Masonic Centre, expected to end at 11:30 pm.
Sunday 1 May 2022
  • 10:00 am – Laying of the Foundation Stone Ceremony: VPD Pipe Band and procession, Foundation Stone Ceremony, refreshments indoors. Dress code: Dark business suit, dark tie.

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