Union Club

UNION CLUB, founded in 1879 in VICTORIA, was the first gentlemen's club west of Winnipeg. Its name refers to its original purpose, which was to support federation with Canada at a time when the government was threatening secession if the transcontinental railway was not built. The first president was Judge Matthew Baillie BEGBIE and club members continue to be influential in political affairs. The present club building on Gordon St was built in 1912. It began accepting women as full members in...

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