British Columbia Branch

An "English Welcome" to Recent and Prospective Immigrants from Britain

A Special Welcome to Our New Members on Vancouver Island!

You may reach us via:

Phone Messages:


Postal Mail:

5639 Dunbar Street,

BC, Canada

V6N 1W5







"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is ENGLAND." Sir Winston Churchill





An "English Welcome" to Recent and Prospective Immigrants from Britain

If you would like to join the society, please go to the Join The Society page where you can download our membership application form. You can also join us through your local branch.


You can find your local branch contact information and their schedule of events by using the links at left. Where a branch has its own website, the link will take you directly to the site.



Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget.

For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.

There is many a fat farmer that drinks less cheerfully,

There is many a free French peasant who is richer and sadder than we.

There are no folk in the whole world so helpless or so wise.

There is hunger in our bellies, there is laughter in our eyes;

You laugh at us and love us, both mugs and eyes are wet:

Only you do not know us. For we have not spoken yet.


(First verse from The Secret People by G.K. Chesterton)




Today I saw the flag of England,  fluttering from a mast,
It waved in recognition, to the glories of the past,
It beckoned to the future, and seemed to say aloud,
If you should be an Englishman, look up my son, be proud.
Let hope still be your anvil, and courage be your forge
And come what may, let men still say,
Cry "God for Elizabeth, England and St. George"!