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Victoria Business and Professional Women's Club

  • 9556
  • Corporate body
  • 1921-present

The Victoria Business and Professional Women’s Club (VBPWC) was founded in 1921 by Lottie Bowron. The club’s primary concern was the education, employment, and economic status of women. Originally called the Kumtuks, the Club adopted the title of VBPWC when it joined the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs as a founding member in 1930. The VBPWC was also an active member of the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of British Columbia and Yukon and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.

Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association

  • 10377
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association was founded to develop and further friendship and understanding between the Canadian and Chinese peoples.

Victoria Chamber of Commerce

  • 2019
  • Corporate body

Founded in 1863, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1878 as the British Columbia Board of Trade. From 1902 until 1921 it was known as the Victoria, British Columbia Board of Trade, when it again became the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Victoria Chemical Company Limited

  • 10375
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Chemical Company, founded in part by Frederick Moore, manufactured acids, fertilizers and tree sprays. It later merged with other companies to become the Canadian Explosives Company. About 1912, it moved its operations to James Island.

Victoria Commonwealth Games Society

  • 8631
  • Corporate body
  • 1987-1996

The Victoria Commonwealth Games Society moved through four distinct phases during its existence: the bid phase (1987-1988), planning phase (1988-1994), operational phase (1994), and the windup phase (1994-1996).

Victoria Girls Drill Team

  • 2015
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Girls Drill Team (1938-1976), founded under the leadership of Norman "Cappy" Foster, consisted of young single women organized into a skilled drill corps, which performed at various events.

Victoria Iron Works

  • 10378
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Iron Works operated as engineers, machinists, and iron and brass founders.

Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees)

  • 8225
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce (1927-1991), or Jaycees, was a Victoria community service group. For many years they organized the annual Jaycee Fair and Santa Ship.

Victoria Motor Company

  • 8365
  • Corporate body

The Victoria Motor Company was a Victoria automobile dealership established ca. 1912.

Victoria West Athletic Association

  • 8636
  • Corporate body

The Victoria West Amateur Athletic Association was founded about 1896, and fielded football, lacrosse, soccer and other sporting teams.

Victoria West Lawn Bowling Club

  • 8635
  • Corporate body

The Victoria West Lawn Bowling Club was established in 1930 after years of lobbying by the Victoria West Brotherhood.

W & J Wilson

  • 2244
  • Corporate body
  • 1863-present

The retail clothing firm of W & J Wilson Ltd. began business in Victoria in 1863, remaining in the Wilson family until 1956, when it was incorporated. Though expanded over the years to include outlets in Banff, Lake Louise, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and the Empress Hotel, its main store remains located on Government Street in Victoria.

Warner James Johnson

  • 9994
  • Corporate body

Although Warner James Johnson Architects Planners originated in 1951, senior architect Percy Leonard James had been an established architect since 1908, working in association with other local architects such as Hubert Savage. The firm has undergone a number of changes over the years.

Women's Canadian Club

  • 2045
  • Corporate body

The Women's Canadian Club of Victoria was formed in 1909 to promote a Canadian national identity and to raise funds for educational, philanthropic, and patriotic purposes.

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