Grand Chapter of BC & Yukon

Godfrey Onyemaobi

Grand First Principal

Royal Arch Mason, BC and Yukon

2016 - 2017

 

Bio:

MEC Godfrey Onyemaobi was born in 1966 in Nigeria – West Africa where he had his Education, graduating with a B.Sc in Media Communications and a Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies in 1988 and 1990 respectively.

 

Coming from an active political family, he became active in Nigerian Politics and was elected to the State Assembly in 1991, serving as Minority Chief Whip and served in various capacities while elected. He was actively involved in making Laws protecting the Rights of Women and Children. Unfortunately, in 1994 the Military struck in a Coup and proscribed all democratic structures. He went back to his original passion which was advertising and Public Relations and worked as an advert Copywriter for Daily Star Newspapers and a Consultant on many major brand adverts. A job he did with passion till 2000 when he left Nigeria.

 

In late 2000 he migrated to Canada where he met his wife and has two lovely sons. He is currently a self-employed Computer Network Systems Professional and specializes in cyber security and network administration. Hobbies include playing Chess, listening to music, esoteric studies and brainstorming.

 

Masonic History:

·       He began his Masonic career in Nigeria where he got his three Craft Degrees in Lodge Meridian # 1742 on the Roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland – District Grand Lodge of Nigeria in 1993, now # 34 Under the Grand Lodge of Nigeria. In 2001 he affiliated with Burrard Lodge #50 and has served as WM and currently serves as Director of Ceremonies. He was appointed Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Lodge of BC &Y in 2013.

·       Served as 1st Principal of North Vancouver – King Solomon Chapter # 16 and was appointed Grand Superintendent of District # 7 in 2010. Elected as Grand Senior Sojourner of our Grand Chapter in 2012.

·       Served as Thrice Illustrious Master of Zaphon Council #8 Cryptic Rite Masons Royal and Select Masters (2009) and was appointed Grand Steward of the Grand Council R & SM of Western Canada in 2010. Elected as Grand Inspector General of BC Lower Mainland District in 2013.

·       Presided over Capilano River Lodge #8 Royal Ark Mariners in 2009 as Worthy Master

·       Presided over Jordan Preceptory #76 Sovereign Great Priory of Canada - Knight Templars as Preceptor. 2009 – 2010 & 2010 – 2011. Appointed as Grand Captain of the Guard of The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada in 2013

·       Presided over Dogwood Council #171 Allied Masonic Degrees of Canada (AMD) as Sovereign Master. 2009 – 2010 & 2010 – 2011. Appointed Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2014.

·       Presided over B.C & Yukon Conclave #7- Order of the Secret Monitor (OSM) as Supreme Ruler – 2012. Appointed Grand Bow Bearer in 2014.

·       Presided over Lumen Terrestris College - Societas Rosicrusiana in Anglia (S.R.I.A) as Celebrant in 2011 till 2014.

·          Member - Royal City Conclave #22- Red Cross of Constantine – Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada.

·       Member - York Rite Sovereign College of North America British Columbia College # 44.

·       Member - Fraser Tabernacle #163 –The Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests – Grand College of England.

·       Member - Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH) Priory #67.

·       Worthy Master - Baldwin Chapel #99 Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon. (Founder member). 2016