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UELAC Projects

2017 Scholarship Challenge | 2016 Scholarship Challenge | UE Licence Plates | Windows for St. Paul's | Black Loyalist Heritage Society | Let Loose Our Library
Monuments & Commemoratives | Promotions Committee

2017 Scholarship Challenge

With a newly established Scholarship Endowment Fund, and in conjunction with Canada's sesquicentennary "Canada 150", the Committee challenged each branch to raise 150 toonies, thereby establishing a goal of $8,400. Initiated in April, the campaign ran until the end of June, successfully concluding with donations from many branches and individuals totaling $9,045. More details.

2016 Scholarship Challenge

The Loyalist Scholarship Fund-Raiser ran from January 31 - April 1, 2016 with a goal of raising $5,000. The project was very successful, ending with donations of $8,246. from a wonderful set of individual and branch donors. More details.

Ontario Licence Plates Project

UELAC developed an Ontario Licence plate featuring the UELAC badge, available from Service Ontario to those who would like to promote their loyalist heritage. The initial 200 ordered by UELAC have all been sold. We thank everyone who supported this project.

Four Directions Youth Project

In 2009, the UELAC raised funds in support of Zig Misiak's proposed Four Directions Youth Project, to educate young Canadians about the period of our national history involving the formation of Canada after the Revolutionary War.

At the opening reception of the "Meet Us at the Head of Lake Ontario" UELAC Conference held in the Burlington Holiday Inn, the final phase of the Four Directions Youth Programme was suitably marked. Information and pictures can be found here

Windows for St. Paul's

The former St. Paul's Anglican Church in Birchtown NS is now part of the Black Loyalist site. The building is being restored so it can be used for many years to come. UELAC undertook a short project and successfully raised funds to assist them with part of their project. For more details about the former church and the restoration project, click here.

Help the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of NS

The Black Loyalist Heritage Society's office in Birchtown was burned early in April 2006, along with many priceless historical artifacts. They had recently backed up their data on the hard-drive and it was stored off-site. However, the library is no more, original photo & paintings were destroyed, irreplaceable posters & publications sustained fire and/or smoke & water damage. The UELAC, as directed by the Annual General Meeting, made a donation to assist replacement of necessary equipment. You too can make a contribution: click here to see how.

"Let Loose Our Library": UELAC 2006 Project

The UELAC has a library which is stored at Dominion Office in George Brown House. It has a number of published and unpublished family histories and genealogies, in addition to an assortment of Loyalist and related reference books, biographies etc. The library is currently not open for use.

Objective: To make the contents of this library available to researchers before year-end 2006, to establish the library as the place of choice for collection of Loyalist family biographies, histories and genealogies, and to make them available to researchers.

Help raise $25,000 in 2006 to prepare the UELAC library for use, to fund acquisitions and prepare for future growth and researcher use. Let's be proud of our Loyalists' Library.

For more project information and status, click here.

Loyalist Monuments and Commemoratives

The Mission and Objectives of the UELAC demand that we work to preserve and promote our Canadian history, with a particular focus on the Loyalist timefame of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Loyalist heritage takes many forms from actual buildings of the time to family histories, genealogies, stories, military records, monuments, artifacts, correspondence and so much more.

The mission of the United Empire Loyalists' Association calls on members to "preserve, promote and celebrate the history and traditions of the Loyalist epoch in Canadian history" in a variety of ways. Over the years the contributions of the United Empire Loyalists have been recognized by the Association, governments, community groups and individuals in the form of monuments, memorials, plaques and commemorative stamps.

Promotions Committee

The Promotions Committee has assembled a variety of items for members and friends of Loyalists to show their interest in the Loyalists. Many of these items feature the Loyalist flag or crest. These include a variety of clothing from jackets to hats and shirts; decals, flags, and licence plate frames; glassware from vases to glasses and mugs and coasters; pins, luggage and more!

As we move towards the 225th anniversary of the landing of the Loyalists in the Maritimes in 2008 and settlement in Ontario in 2009, and the centennial of the incorporation of the UELAC in 2014, any proceeds from these sales will be used for special celebration projects.

Items in the catalogue can be ordered through your local branch, which probably has some items in stock, or through the Promotions Committee directly. Visit our catalogue to see the great items, which also make wonderful gifts.