Yale Strawberry Tea showcased Mason history

Mt. Hope Lodge held an emulation of a meeting from 1881

The members of the Mt. Hope Lodge of Freemasons would like to thank the Yale Historical Society for their invitation to participate in the Strawberry Tea festival.

The lodge held an emulation of a meeting from 1881 in the historic St. John the Divine Church. Although you would not know that any masons participated in this event from the article or pictures  in The Hope Standard on June 13, there were masons from Vancouver, New Westminster, West Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack as well as Hope who enjoyed the friendly hospitality of the costumed participants and their stories of the historical importance of Yale.

We understand the plans are already in the works for the 150 year celebration to be held next year. We wish them all the best and look forward to supporting their efforts next year.

Ken McDonald

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