Our members are mostly
people with English roots, but we also welcome those from other parts of
Britain and elsewhere who share our interest in England to join as associate
members. We hold social events throughout the year to celebrate our English
heritage within the Canadian context.
We believe in supporting
Canada's links with England such as our parliamentary democracy, common law,
language, freedoms, business structures, and especially our common allegiance
to Her Majesty the Queen, who is our Society's patron and the Head of State of
both the United Kingdom and Canada.
On April 23, 2007 we became
the British Columbia Branch of The Royal Society of St. George, the
foremost patriotic society in England. We maintain links with other British
societies throughout Canada and around the world.
One of our major
focuses is providing volunteer assistance to those who wish to immigrate to
British Columbia from the United Kingdom, and to help British immigrants
establish themselves once they arrive.