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Where in the World ... ?

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 wearing UELAC gear 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, send your photo to Doug Grant Loyalisst 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.

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

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

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. ]

Previous Submissions: Archive

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