Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191

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Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Lord of the Isles Camp #191

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The Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association (S.O.S.B.A.) originated in 1876 and is a fraternal association for Scottish people and their descendants. The goals of the association are to preserve and promote Scottish heritage and culture in Canada by keeping alive the traditions of history, literature and the music of Scotland. As a fraternal benefit association S.O.S.B.A. are committed to providing members with mutual help and support including insurance coverage. Support for higher education in the form of bursaries, sponsorship of Highland Games and broader contributions to charities like The Kidney Foundation are procured by fund raising. Well attended social gatherings were arranged providing entertainment such as Robbie Burn's concerts, picnics and dances.;S.O.S.B.A. is a strictly Canadian association consisting of branches (known as camps) which stretch from Montreal to Vancouver Island with Head Office located in Toronto. Becoming a member of any one camp entitles membership to all camps. Lord of the Isles Camp # 191 (L.I.C.191) is the oldest camp in British Columbia, presently there are nine camps in British Columbia: three in Vancouver as well as one in North Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, Chilliwack, Prince George and Vernon.;The meetings of L.I.C.191 were conducted every month and were first held in the Knights of Phythias Hall then in the Canadian Legion Hall, the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall, the Eagles Hall, the Nordic Centre, Fraternal Centre and Masonic Hall. In addition, every three years Grand Camps are held in a different city.;The S.O.S.B.A. constitution is used as part of a ritual which is kept private until a new member is initiated. In the past, every month initiation took place after successful applicants seeking membership had passed a medical examination and character investigation.

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