BIO

Starting almost 150 years ago in Victoria, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Columbia Lodge is an organization dedicated to the well being of others. Their work has earned them the 2013 “Outstanding Philanthropic Service Club Award”. Part of a world-wide charitable organization, this lodge steps up for local non-profit and charitable organizations. Whether through fundraising or volunteering their time, they are committed to helping those that need it.

Greatest Hits

  • World wide organization, with chapters in the Sweden, the Philippines and Cuba
  • Currently, there are about 12,000 lodges with nearly 600,000 members.
  • Victoria’s Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge was founded in 1874 and is celebrating 140 years this year.
  • Annual Poker Tournament has raised more than $100,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria.
  • Tonne of Love Campaign has raised almost 20,000lbs of food for Mustard Seed in Victoria.
  • In 2013, helped 10+ charities, granted 7 university student scholarships and sent 2 students to New York for an education conference at the United Nations

Columbia Lodge No. 2 Newsroom

News Releases

Columbia Lodge #2 Executive

Ian MacPhee

Ian MacPhee

  • Treasurer

Responsible for the Lodge's finances and bookkeeping.

Derek Jackson

Derek Jackson

  • Noble Grand

Columbia Lodge #2's elected leader for the 2015 term.

Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw

  • Vice-Grand

Our elected 2nd in command for the 2015 term, covering the duties of the Noble Grand when they are unable.

Scott Aitchison

Scott Aitchison

  • Secretary

Responsible for all communication and day-to-day activities of the organization.

THOSE WE'VE WORKED WITH

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What Our Partners are Saying

  • “This will be our second year teaming up with the Odd Fellows on the Tonne of Love campaign. Last year it was so great to be able to provide fresh food to the Mustard Seed and we’re looking forward to that again this year. The Odd Fellows are a very hardworking, caring team and we’re fortunate to have this relationship.”

    Tammy Averill, Marketing Manager
    Country Grocer

In the Media

Outstanding Philanthropy

Received 2013 Outstanding Philanthropic
Service Club Award for supporting those
in need, with a focus on children, seniors
and a multitude of health-based charities.

Vic News

An ODD Christmas Gift

Columbia Lodge #2 joins Country Grocer
to raise and fill food bank shelves with
$20,000 worth of food for the Mustard Seed
Food Bank, supporting Victoria families.

Saanich News

Lodges Join to Give Bursaries

Columbia Lodge No. 2 joined Victoria
Lodge No. 1 and Unity Rebekah Lodge
No. 145 to award bursaries to four talented
students to pursue their educational goals.

Vic News

Behind-the-Scenes of Our Hall

Local cable channel Shaw TV South
Vancouver Island joined historian
John Adams for a bit of history and a
tour of our Odd Fellows Grand Hall.

Shaw TV