We are a society of friends banded together into a Fraternity open to all good men who desire to become better men.
Brotherly Love: Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions and beliefs of others and behave with kindness and understanding to all people. We enjoy and promote social interaction among our members. This can be anything from a cup of coffee or a hike with a friend to a camping trip with members and their families.
Relief: Freemasons are taught to practice charity, and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Truth: Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life. We seek knowledge in various areas by engaging in open discussions, lectures, and presentations by our members and guests experts in a variety of topics.Want to know more?
The name Burnaby Lodge was adopted in Honour of Robert Burnaby, a past master in the early days and during the consolidation of Freemasonry in British Columbia.
Our first meeting was held on April 17th, 1952 with thirty nine founding members who signed the application for institution at that time.
On July 24, 1953, at Freemason's Hall, New Westminster, Burnaby Lodge was dedicated and constituted No. 150 in the Grand Registry of British Columbia by M.W Brother W.A Curran, Grand Master.
What we do
We enjoy spending time with each other, our activities are not limited only to Lodge Meetings but also to social events where we include family and friends. Fellowship is a good way to practice brotherly love, one of our 3 principles. If you want to know more about our social activities please contact us, we will be happy to have you as a guest.
Truth, another of the 3 principles of our order. The search for truth is a constant activity were we enjoy presentations regarding several topics. These are done by our members and also by guests. These presentations are not only related to Freemasonry but also to other topics. If you want to know more about this please contact us.
Providing relief not only to our members but to all those in need is another activity on which our members take part. We have an ongoing commitment with some stablished charities like the Cancer Cars and others, if you wish to participate in these activities please get in touch with us.
In the community
We do not engage in proactive recruiting for members, but we participate in community events, this exposure allows to showcase the 3 Principles and opens the door to people with similar interests to know more about us.
"What we do for ourselves dies
what we do for others
remains and is inmortal."
Bro. Albert Pike
A Masonic Lodge is managed in way very similar to a corporation, we have a person who is elected to lead the Lodge in a way similar to what a CEO does in a corporation. We call this person Worshipful Master, this is a way to show respect to the office or chair he is occupying in a way similar to addressing a Judge as Your Honour or Your Lordship. There are two other principal officers that have tasks similar to those of a Vice President in a corporation, we call them Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively. These three members are our principal officers and are elected by our members in a balloting process where we have the opportunity to choose from within our ranks the most qualified members for the task. Our members come from all walks of life and Freemasonry teaches us to see each other as equals, however to show respect to the chair or office our elected officers occupy, we address them by their title while in Lodge. There is, as in other organizations a Treasurer, a Secretary and several other positions that are necessary to run the Lodge. While ocuppying any of this positions you get to learn a lot about our order and it is therefore considered a privilege to be able to serve in any of these positions.
Oz de Albreit
The Worshipful Master is the highest authority within the Lodge. He is responsible for the management of the Lodge with the assistance mainly of the Senior and Junior Wardens. Outside of Lodge, Bro. Oz de Albreit runs a consulting firm that specializes in corporate development and franchising, he is an avid traveler, motorcycle rider and scuba diver.Email the Worshipful Master
The Senior Warden is the right hand of the Worshipful Master, he provides assistance in running the Lodge and is in charge whenever the Worshipful Master is absent, this position also allows him to observe and learn in preparation for the position of Worshipful Master. On his daily occupation Bro. Greg Miller is an architectural CAD operator by trade, he is a world traveller, a collector of Masonic Antiques and a History buff, he is also a guitar player.Email the Senior Warden
Marvin dela Cruz
The Junior Warden is in charge of our Festive Board, he organizes the food and drinks we enjoy after each meeting. He has a lot of work to do as He is also in charge of organizing and coordinating the social activities of the Lodge. Other than being a Freemason, Bro. dela Cruz is a Mechanical Engineer especialized in HVAC and a dedicated father of two boys full of energy who keep him very busy, he is also a strong downhill mountain bike rider and enjoys camping with his family and friends.Email the Junior Warden
Events and activities
October - November
We will discuss the work plan and calendar for the oncoming Masonic year and we will enjoy a presentation on "Mozart, the Freemason" by Bro. Raymond Mahirang, one of our newest members .
We will receive R.W. Bro David Rarama, D.D.G.M. for District 13 on his official visit and attend a presentation by V.W. Bro. Barry Burch who will discuss the 6 Step Program.
We will present and discuss some new projects for our Lodge including Charity work and Social Activities.
We will have the initiation of a new member, Lodge will Tyle at 1900 hrs. A Festive Board of Filipino dishes will follow.