Learn About the Prestigious History of Loyal Orange Lodge in Canada
Orangeism, born as it was in great tribulation, encountered many difficulties in its formative years. There are no available records that can confirm where or by whom the first Orange Lodge in Canada was instituted. One must keep in mind the history of orangeism and the settlement of Canada which provided a far different background to that prevailing in the old land during its early days.
For 185 long history-studded years, the Orange Order has played a prominent role in the political and social life in Canada. Brockville witnessed the birth of Orangeism in Canada, for in 1830 Loyal Orange Lodge 1 was established here. The founder, was a fighting Irishman, from Wexford in old Ireland.