Our Tenants

Queen City Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star (OES) –

OES is a Masonic, appendant body; open to both men and women. The order is based on teachings from the Old and New Testament, focused on female heroines in the Bible, but is open to people of all religious beliefs.
Queen City Chapter #5 - OES
Queen City is one of the oldest Chapters in British Columbia, chartered in 1911. The first Chapter was opened in Scotland in 1850. Members of the Order are aged 18 and older. 
Several charities receive support from Queen City, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. Recently they raised enough money to purchase an automatic defibrillator machine for the Hall, which we are forever-grateful to receive. 

Miriam Temple #2, Daughters of the Nile (DoN) – 

Miriam
DoN is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, with 11 Temples across Canada. Miriam Temple is the second oldest in the world; the first being in Seattle, Washington. Miriam Temple was chartered in 1918. 

Through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation (Canada), the Canadian Temples annually raise over $2 million dollars for the Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Montreal to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. (The majority of BC “Shriners children” requiring  orthopaedics, cleft lip and palate, burn care and spinal cord injury care are taken to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals for Children® in Portland or Spokane; which is supported by the DoN in the USA.)

They meet on the second Tuesday of every month (but are closed to non-members). 

Patrol Unit (Miriam Temple #2) – 

Patrol
The Patrol members are all members of Miriam Temple. This Unit has been a precision marching team for over 50 years. They perform all over North America, at every DoN international convention. Their dizzying patterns and precision moves are a wonder to behold. Naturally, they need lots of room to practice and our hall is perfect for just that. 

They practice on the third Tuesday of every month (but are closed to non-members).

Bethel #2 Job’s Daughters International (JDI) – 

One of two Bethels (chapters) in the greater Victoria area. Bethel #2 is the second oldest Bethel to be Chartered in BC and one of the oldest in the world. 
BC Job's Daughters
BCFounded in 1920, JDI is a premier youth organization for girls, from ages 10-19 years, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil. This Order helps girls grow and learn life skills such as leadership, teamwork, public speaking and self-confidence in order to become the leaders of tomorrow; all in a supportive environment.

Members have fun together at activities such as swimming parties, dances, family picnics, slumber parties, miniature golf, marching in parades, and so much more. They also learn to successfully execute service projects to help their community and the less fortunate. They actively support the Hearing Impaired Kids Equipment (HIKE) Fund (Canada), which purchases hearing assistive devices for hearing impaired children.

They meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. The Opening and Closing Ceremony is open to the public but the meeting itself is closed. Please discuss your eligibility to stay after the Opening Ceremonies with a member of the Adult Council. 

Centre for Spiritual Living – 

SVI Church
The Centre for Spiritual Living of Victoria is a congregation based on the teachings of Ernest Holmes, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle and other New Thought Movement teachers. A grassroots spiritual renaissance is surfacing as people everywhere stand up for love, peace and human dignity – and this congregation is among the front-runners in this movement. Families are welcome and they are just rolling out a wonderful children’s program!

Services are every Sunday morning. All are welcome to join them for chair yoga at 10:10am, meditation at 10:30am and/or the spiritual service at 11 am.

Portage Inlet (South Vancouver Island) Girl Guides – 

Guides Canada
For more than 100 years, Girl Guides of Canada has been offering fun and relevant programming for girls in a safe, inclusive, all-girl environment. It invites girls to challenge themselves, find their voice, meet new friends and make a difference in the world.  
There are 11 Districts within the Southern Vancouver Island Area; the Portage Inlet District being one of them, and they call our Hall their home. They meet on Thursdays. Contact their website for details about how to join. 


Victoria West Coast Swing Collective



The Victoria West Coast Swing Collective is a welcoming not for profit group of South Vancouver Island dancers dedicated to the growth of West Coast Swing (WCS).  Their instructors, currently have 3-4 practice evenings each month and plan for approximately 3-4 events per year; inviting professional instructors from outside the Victoria area for a day of learning and fun.


They are a welcoming group of South Vancouver Island dancers dedicated to the growth of West Coast Swing (WCS) through sharing knowledge, organizing events and facilitating professional instruction.
Contact them for more information on how to join.


Barony of Seagirt – 

Barony of Seagirt
While the Barony no longer has their regular meetings/practices at VUCS Hall, they do hold their semi-annual Ball under our rafters…so we still consider them long-time tenants.

The Barony of Seagirt is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. They are a non-profit educational group that seeks to learn about pre-17th century history by creating the persona of a person that could have lived at that time and participating in a variety of period activities such as dance, arts and sciences, medieval games, warfare, archery, cooking, and more. 

Doll Club – 

Victoria Doll Club - display

The Victoria Doll Club was started in 1968 by a group of enthusiastic doll-makers and doll-collectors. The aim of the club is the preservation and study of all dolls.The Club meets on the first Monday afternoon of each month, except for July and August.The meetings often include programs that are presented by members or guests and occasionally include workshops of interest to doll enthusiasts. New members are always welcome.



Hermetic Research Society -