It is an honour to serve as Master of Victoria Lodge, my second time doing so. Since joining Victoria Lodge, I have met many great Masons within our Lodge and through visits to other Lodges in Alberta or elsewhere. All have become friends, some have become mentors.
Regardless of what prompted them to join, Masons are good men who choose to make themselves better. To uphold Masonic principles symbolized by the Square and Compasses, Masons are expected to act with kindness, courtesy and compassion towards others, be considerate and honest at home and in business, and to be dependable... when they give their word, they are expected to uphold it. In short, Masons are committed to being good citizens.
Our Lodge meets once a month except summer months, and may call a special meeting as required a couple times a year. Beyond the expectation each Mason will attend these meetings, Masons may visit other Lodges. Once or twice a year, we host a social event when friends and family are invited to attend. All of these activities allows a Mason to be as busy as they choose. We do, however, emphasize visitations should not interfere with one's obligations to family, work, religious beliefs, or community.
In 2015, Victoria Lodge celebrated 115 years of continuous Freemasonry in Fort Saskatchewan. We were among the founding members of our community and continue to contribute to our community in meaningful ways. I am proud to be part of this Legacy.
If this sounds appealing to you, I invite you to explore Freemasonry and to discover good friends you haven’t yet met. If you have questions or would like to discuss Freemasonry with a member of our Lodge, feel free to contact us.