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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!

Chairman of the Sword

Where are Alex Lawrence, UE (Toronto Branch); David Moore, UE (Toronto Branch); and Peter Johnson, UE (Bay of Quinte Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ In 2015 at the Adolphustown Loyalist Heritage Centre, a re-enactment commemorated the United Empire Loyalist landing at that site on 16 June 1784 when a party of some 250 loyalists landed from bateaux to establish the first permanent white settlement in Adolphustown Township. Alex (left), David (seated) and Peter (standing behind). ]

Something Old, Something New

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member and former Dominion president Doug Grant?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Doug is showing off “something new” (and pandemic-appropriate) on his condo balcony in downtown Toronto: a face mask with UELAC logo is now available! Behind Doug is St. James Cathedral, surrounded by buildings mostly constructed in the last half-century. The first services were held here after Simcoe moved the seat of government from Newark to York, later renamed Toronto. The Anglican parish of St. James was established in 1797, and the first church was built in 1807; it has been reconstructed twice since. ]

They Came For The Grass

Where are Richard Parry, UE; Bill Russell, UE; and David Smith, UE?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Pictured observing COVID-19 protocols at the Cataraqui Heritage Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario (Sept. 12, 2020), they laid a UELAC wreath at the tombstone of Captain Michael Grass, who brought 50 UE families to the Kingston area. Re-enactor David Smith, UE, was the main force behind this ceremony. ]

Sign of the Times

Where are Anne Redish of Kingston Branch and Barb Andrew of Assiniboine Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ While heading west to see family, Anne Redish met up with Barb Andrew for a (‘socially distant’) visit. The stopping point with the ox and cart signage – Once known as “Tanners Crossing” – is located near Minnedosa, MB. This is where aboriginal peoples, fur traders and early settlers, most travelling by ox and cart, crossed the Little Saskatchewan River along the Carlton Trail between Fort Garry and Fort Edmonton. The life of the Carlton Trail was cut short by the extension of the railroad across the prairies beginning in the 1880s. ]

Back In Eighty-Tree

Where is Maddox, a member of Nova Scotia Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Maddox is in the Halifax Public Gardens in Nova Scotia, standing beside the tree planted by his grandfather Ray Blakeney UE on behalf of the Halifax-Dartmouth Branch (now Nova Scotia Branch) UELAC at the time of the 1983 bicentennial of the arrival of the Loyalists. The plaque reads, "This tree presented by the Halifax-Dartmouth Loyalist Association to commemorate the Loyalist Bicentennial 1783-1983." Both Ray and Maddox are members of the Nova Scotia Branch. ]

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