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St Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society

Registered Name: St Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society

Business No: 790649941RR0001

St Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society


We need your help to restore this lovely iconic building - a treasured part of Qualicum Beach’s heritage and a symbol of community spirit.

The St. Andrews Lodge Historical and Cultural Society (SALHACS) was founded in November, 2020 in Qualicum Beach and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Society was formed following a week-long campaign to save historic St. Andrews Lodge from demolition.  The Lodge is located in a beautiful waterfront park, and was one of the cornerstones of the tourism industry in Qualicum Beach.  Although it no longer operates as an hostelry St. Andrews continues to contribute to the local economy, as many generations of hundreds of its original guests continue to vacation in the area on a regular basis.

Opened on August 1, 1938, the Lodge was built and operated by the revered Little family - Sam, his wife Dora, and their offspring Elizabeth and Robert.  Sam was a noted architect who designed many of the public buildings and private homes in Qualicum Beach and other communities.  He also created the Town crest.  Daughter Elizabeth operated the Lodge following the death of her parents.  She was named the first Freeman of the Town for her many contributions to the community; when she passed away in 2011 the Town flags flew at half-mast.

Although the building is basically sound, there was considerable damage done to the interior by demolition crews prior to the halting of the total destruction of the Lodge. The Society is raising money to restore the Lodge for future use by community groups for cultural and educational purposes.   SALHACS has organized several successful fund-raising events and has plans for many more. 




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