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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 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 Priest and a Loyalist walk into a bar ...

Where are Pacific Regional Vice President Carl Stymiest and Pacific Regional Councilor Frans Compeer?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Attending the Spring Fleet Celebrations hosted by the UELAC Victoria Branch, 04 May 2019 in Victoria, BC. Carl dressed as his Loyalist 4th-great-grandfather, the Rev. John Urquhart, and Frans as a Loyalist gentleman. ]

Sail the Skyline

Where is New Brunswick Branch member Malcolm Newman?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The tall structure is the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, England, named for the type of sail the building is modelled after – a reflection of local maritime history. It is very close to the historic Dockyard Museum area, which houses the Mary Rose and other important naval artifacts, ships and buildings. Malcolm is aboard the Gosport Ferry on a 10-minute journey between Portsmouth Harbour Station and the town on the opposite side of the harbour, called Gosport. You can barely discern "Saint John, New Brunswick" embroidered on his cap. The blue tint to the photo is not a reflection from the water but a slight fault with the camera. ]

Far and Tethered

Where is Vancouver Branch member Linda Nygard?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Linda is standing under a bucket of tar and a bag of feathers at George Washington's estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia, built in the mid-1700s. Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located 13 miles south of Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is now one of the nation's most visited historic sites. It combines an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries and immersive programs. A large area in the educational building is dedicated to the Revolutionary War. ]

Two’s Company, Three’s A Ride

Where is London & Western Ontario Branch member William Harris?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ William Harris, UE, wife Jean, and camel in the Negev Desert in a visit to Israel in April 2019. The Negev is a rocky desert; it is a melange of brown, rocky, dusty mountains interrupted by wadis (dry riverbeds that bloom briefly after rain) and deep craters. The Negev covers more than half of Israel, at least 55% of the country's land area. William, a member of the London & Western Ontario Branch, is a descendent of George McGinnis, UEL, who was a combatant in the Mohawk Valley, NY, in the Revolutionary War. ]

“Special K”

Where is Donna Little of Vancouver & Chilliwack branches?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ After a 10-day Oceanic Cruise in February, we disembarked in Tahiti, where everything was closed – leaving me to wonder why a cruise would end on a Sunday and release 1200 souls on a town that isn't open! So I found my own fun at an after-church party – I stumbled into a celebration at the Community Church in Papeete, with pastor “Special K,” where I enjoyed my first-ever real coconut drink (pictured)! A machete was used to make the hole and pop in the straw – it made me think of the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks. ]

Previous Submissions: Archive

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