CANADIAN Freemasonry, like Australian Freemasonry, where each Province has its own Grand Lodge and self jurisdiction.  The writer attended a meeting in Surrey, BC where he found The Ceremony of “The Vacant Chair” was done by The St James Lodge #80 (operating under the Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon) in remembrance of those fallen during past wars.  This was done during their month of November which is the North American month of remembrance being the month of the final declaration of WW2 ending on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1945.

This ceremony was brought back to New Zealand and the Methven Lodge #51 doing this at their April meeting, the month of NZ’s ANZAC commemorations.

See the British Columbia & Yukon Masonic Grand Lodge website:

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