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Where in the World is UELAC?

“Where in the World is UELAC?” Where in the world are YOU?? With your help, we hope to find out! Take a travel photo of yourself - it would be great if you were wearing UELAC gear, but not mandatory - and we'll feature it online and in an upcoming issue of Loyalist Trails.

First, put yourself in the picture with UELAC Promotional gear. Then, provide a short description of your surroundings - something historical is great, again not obligatory - and send your photo and description to Doug Grant Loyalist.Trails@uelac.org and we'll add you to our UELAC sightings gallery below.

In the meantime, browse our recent submissions below and see if you recognize the people, the places, or both. Click any photo for a larger resolution. Mouse and click the space between the square brackets to reveal the description.

The archive of older entries has more. For earlier entries, browse by year: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Highlight the space below the photo to reveal the answer if you're stumped!

A Very Merry Gerry

Where are Thompson-Okanagan Branch members (L-R) Gerry Hartley, Marie Ablett, Pat Kelderman, Mavis MacPherson, Robyn Kendall, and Sandy Farynuk?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Gerry Hartley is pictured after he received a Loyalist Certificate attesting to his proven descent from Loyalist ancestor Gershom Wing. Celebrating with Gerry are Marie Ablett (branch genealogist), Pat Kelderman, Mavis MacPherson (branch secretary), Robyn Kendall (branch treasurer/membership), and Sandy Farynuk (branch president). ]

Canada's Game

Where are Ruth and Claire Nicholson, of Hamilton Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Ruth Nicholson, UE, and her granddaughter Claire Nicholson, UE, are pictured at the Hometown Hockey day – Oct 5, 2019 – in Georgetown, Ontario. In Halton Hills, staff, residents and businesses came together with overwhelming community spirit and support. They made memories, shared laughs, and broke records, with 163 organizations participating in the Parade of Champions. ]

Expedition Destination

Where is Calgary Branch member Jack Twells?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Jack Twells is viewing the graves on Beechey Island National Historic Site in Nunavut. This is the site where John Franklin's expedition spent the winter of 1845-46 in his search for the Northwest Passage. There are four graves: John Hartnell, John Torrington and William Braine who were Franklin's men, and Thomas Morgan who died on one of the missions that was looking for Franklin. ]

The Proof is in the Pudding Certificate Application

Where are Edmonton Branch members Robert, Christopher, Hannah and Liam?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Robert J. Rogers, UE, President of Edmonton Branch, presenting certificates to his son Christopher and grandchildren Hannah and Liam on 28 September 2019 at a branch meeting. The certificates indicate their proven descent from Richard Fenton UEL. There is great information about Richard and his family in the Loyalist Directory, including a history of the Fenton, Landerkin & Leslie Families and a copy of Robert's certificate application. ]

The Very Picture Of Dedication

Where are Assiniboine Branch members Shirle McGimpsey and James & Liz Adair?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Shirle McGimpsey and James & Liz Adair attended the dedication of the restoration of the McKenzie graves at the Little Britain United Church and Cemetery located at St. Andrews, Manitoba. Roderick McKenzie (d. 1851) was the Chief Factor for the Hudson Bay Company, and he and his family are buried here. Shirle McGimpsey is a 3rd-great-grandchild of Roderick McKenzie. Learn more: Little Britain United Church is one of the Historic Sites of Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society; separately, the Government of Manitoba has designated it Provincial Heritage Site No. 36. ]

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