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“Where in the World” Archive

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“Sanctuary!”

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The oldest part of this Old Walloon Church dates from 1493. In 1586, it was offered by the city to the Walloon Reformed community of religious refugees, French-speaking Protestants who had fled religious persecution in the Southern Netherlands and France. In January 1624, Jean Rapareille and Catalina Trico - two of Nancy's ancestors - married here before setting sail on the West India Company's first immigration and workers ship to New Netherlands. Services are in French; Nancy and Doug attended a service during their visit. ]

The Answer is Milling in the Wind

Where are Gov. Simcoe Branch members Doug Grant and Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Kinderdijk is situated in a polder. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands; they form one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. ]

Pal O' Mine

Where is Nova Scotia Branch member Brian McConnell?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ While in Ireland, Brian visited Clarke Square (formerly Palatine Square) and the Palatine Room at Collins Barracks (formerly Royal Barracks) in Dublin. Both were named after the Irish Palatines, many of whom emigrated to North America. Among them was his maternal 5th gr.-grandfather Michael Brethour. He was one of a number who remained loyal during the Revolution and were UE Loyalists. ]

Memorial to a Giant-Killer

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Doug Grant?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Doug is standing in The Grote Markt ("Great Market Square") of Antwerp, situated in the heart of the old city quarter. Some of the many guildhalls are in the background. The Brabo fountain depicts a Roman Soldier – called Brabo – who is throwing the hand of a giant he had slain into the nearby Scheldt River. The giant whom Brabo slew had held the city ransom. ]

It Pre-Dates Helvetica

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ In Antwerp, Belgium, construction of the Cathedral of Our Lady began in 1352, and has never been completed. Within this church, which is probably best known for a number of works by Rubens, is this baptismal font. c1570, one of Nancy's Protestant ancestors Maria Boel was baptised here, most likely to avoid religious persecution. Might she have been baptised at this same font? ]

Planning All But The Weather

Where are Bonnie Schepers, Bicentennial Branch, and Sue Hines, Grand River Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ UELAC Past President Bonnie Schepers waits eagerly – it was a very cold March day – for the door of George Brown House to be opened while UELAC SVP Sue Hines is maybe not quite so eager to tackle the day's agenda – a semi-annual strategic planning meeting for UELAC Officers and Directors. ]

“Sometimes you eat the bear ...”

Where is Col Edward Jessup Branch member Barbara Law?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Barbara and husband Ken visited Churchill, Manitoba. The two pictures are from the side of the highway just outside Churchill and then at the Churchill Railway Station & Museum. We saw a lot of polar bears and other animals but none up close. We really enjoyed our time there and would recommend it. ]

Queen of the Desert

Where is Brenda Dougall Merriman?

Where in the World?
Where in the World?

Answer:   [ With the promise of Spring in the air, it was tough to wait it out. Warmer climes beckon. The lush vegetation and the small table in the foreground offer clues; the camel (named Akawi) narrows the possibilities, but I didn't meet Akawi at the 2014 Toronto UELAC conference. In this case, it was Africa – more specifically, Marrakech, Morocco. ]

UK Trifecta

Where is Nova Scotia Branch member Brian McConnell?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Brian McConnell is sporting one of the new UELAC hats at the gravestone of Henry Magee – native Irishman, Ulster Scot and United Empire Loyalist – in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, NS, on St. Patrick's Day (Mar. 17, 2017). ]

In Heritage We Trust

Where is Anne Redish UE?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Members of UELAC Dominion Council (Executive, VPs and Councillors) meet each year in the Spring. The first day (March 3 this year) is held at George Brown House, the home of the UELAC national office and one of the properties operated by Ontario Heritage Trust. Regional Vice President Anne Redish, a member of the Kingston ON Branch, drew the short straw and brought coffee. ]

Surely She's Thirty

Can you identify the celebrants, the reason, and/or the location?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On March 05 2017, the Vancouver and Chilliwack Branches gathered and posed for a photo in Chilliwack BC to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Shirley Dargatz UE. For some of her contributions, see her citation as the 2012 recipient of the annual Dorchester Award. ]

The Gold Rushton

Where are Michel Lewis and Pat Blackburn (Hamilton) with Peter Scandlan and Patricia Scott (Nova Scotia Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Recent Nova Scotia members Peter Scandlan and his aunt, Patricia Scott of Ontario, were presented with their certificates in Hamilton, ON on Feb 23, 2017. Ancestors are Jeremiah RUSHTON and his father, John RUSHTON Sr., Westchester Refugees to Cumberland County, NS. Thank you to Hamilton Branch for making the presentation. ]

Nova Charta

Where are (L-R) John Eaman, Ed Morrissey, and John Chard?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On April 20th, 1982 the Halifax-Dartmouth Branch received a new Charter from Association President, John A. Eaman at a ceremony held in St. George's Anglican Church which in 1995 was destroyed by fire. Mr. Edward Morrissey, President, accepted this Charter. In 2013, the Branch was renamed to the Nova Scotia Branch. ]

Fine Print

Where are Hamilton Branch members Martha Hemphill, UE; Gloria Howard, UE; and Pat Blackburn, UE?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Martha, Gloria and Pat are shown at the annual Heritage book fair in Waterdown. ]

A Grave Matter

Where are Carol Harding and Joe Munroe with other members of Nova Scotia Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ During a tour of graveyard at Old St. Edwards Loyalist Church in Clementsport, NS on Sept. 17, 2016 taken organized by NS Branch, Carol Harding (left) and Joe Munroe, members of the branch, examine one of the Loyalist gravestones. (Submitted by Brian McConnell.) ]

Yurt Up

Where are Doug Grant and Nancy Conn, Gov. Simcoe Branch?

Where in the World?
Where in the World?

Answer:   [ While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express route which goes from Moscow to Beijing, two days were spent in Mongolia. One night was off the train, either in a hotel in Ulan Bator or in a Yurt. Doug and Nancy chose the latter. It was hardly roughing it as had been expected in this camp of about thirty yurts. The wood stove made it warm and cozy in the evening, but it was chilly by morning. The scenery was rather spectacular in this valley between mountain ranges. Yurt camps are rather popular – four in this one photo. ]

Dearly Beloved

Where are Susan Hutchins (Bicentennial Br.), Ruth Nicholson and Jean Rae Baxter (Hamilton Br.), and Peter & Carol Davey (Kingston Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ If the title isn't a dead giveaway and this second photo doesn't help, these photos were taking at the wedding of Jean Rae Baxter, UE, to Leigh Smith, on Oct. 22, 2016. The reception was held at Queen's University Hall, Kingston. Congratulations to Jean and Leigh from the UELAC! ]

Reach Out, Reach Up, Reach Forward

Where are Carl Stymiest and Mavia Pickett?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ They are pictured supporting the Vancouver Branch outreach display at the B.C. Highland Games in Coquitlam, June 2016. ]

Hatt's On, Hatt's Off

Where are Hamilton Branch members Pat Blackburn, Ruth Nicholson, Paul Lewington, and Marilyn Hardsand?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The four Hamilton Branch members attended the re-dedication of the Cooley-Hatt Cemetery, Ancaster in Sept. 2016. This pioneer cemetery was saved from being part of a new housing development, mainly through the efforts of Rick Hatt of Niagara, a descendant of Richard Hatt. Note that Richard Hatt was not a Loyalist himself, but married the daughter of Loyalist Preserved Cooley. (See the plaque up close.) ]

Teachables

Where is Hamilton Branch member Ruth Nicholson?

Where in the World?
Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Hamilton Branch reaches out to schools and offers presentations to student classes. Ruth Nicholson made this presentation to 90 third-grade students at Guy Brown Public School in October 2016. ]

Beribboned and Certified

Where are Vancouver Branch Past President Carl Stymiest and Chilliwack Branch Genealogist Marlene Dance?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Each Fall the Pacific Region Branches UELAC celebrate the Landing of the Fall Fleet in 1782 in Nova Scotia which then included what a year later became the new colony of New Brunswick. Carl and Marlene are witnessing the presentation of Loyalist Certificates during the event which in 2016 was hosted by Chilliwack Branch. ]

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