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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 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!

Red, White and Blue All Over

Where are Catherine Fryer and Karen Borden, of Victoria Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Catherine Fryer (L) and Karen Borden (R) helped staff a Loyalist outreach booth at the Victoria (B.C.) Highland Games on May 21st, 2017, helping to increase the awareness and understanding of our Loyalist heritage. ]

Come “C” Canada

Where is Colonel Edward Jessup Branch member Barb Law, UE?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On June 6th the "Canada C 3" ship came to Brockville, Ontario. I was lucky to get free tickets to go to a talk put on by the young people on board the ship. This will be a wonderful experience for these people, mostly native Canadians from all across Canada. Some will be on the ship for the full 150 days, others just for a week or two. They left Toronto on June 1st and made a number of stops before reaching Brockville, stopping along the way visiting schools etc. to talk to the children. They will be stopping in 50 communities around the 3 coasts of Canada before arriving in Victoria, B C at the end of October. If anyone gets a chance to speak with any of the people on board the ship you will be very glad you did. ]

Geometry of Memory

Where are Nancy Cutway, UE, and her husband Steve? Nancy is webmaster and publicity chair for Kingston and District Branch.

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Nancy and Steve are at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. Erected one block from the Brandenburg Gate, and opened to the public on May 10, 2005 (sixty years after the end of World War II), the Memorial consists of 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. As you enter the array, you are just walking between flat slabs that are as little as 8 inches above ground and begin getting taller. As the ground slopes down, you end up enclosed by 15 foot walls. “At the deepest parts, it feels like you are almost the only person left on earth,” reports Nancy, “as all the concrete dampens all sound. Sun hitting the intersections of rows and columns make patterns of light and shadow that look like bars – presumably part of what the architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold intended. It’s a very moving memorial. There is also an underground ‘Place of Information’ with records of over three million names.” ]

Family ‘Heirloon’

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Doug Grant?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ This coach house and garden are at the rear of the Van Loon Museum, opened in 1793 and housed in the lower three floors of a canal house at at 672 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam. The upper floors are home to a Van Loon family today. The house was built in 1672 by a wealthy Flemish merchant. It was acquired by the Van Loon family in 1884. ]

Fuzzy on the Details

Where is James Adair, UE, Assiniboine Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ James Adair, UE was at the Loyalist Plaque at the Manitoba Legislature building in Winnipeg, MB on June 1st. The U.E.L. Commemorative Plaque was unveiled by the then Winnipeg Branch on May 29, 1968, with an address given by the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, Mr. R. S. Bowles. See Loyalist Plaque in Winnipeg Legislature Building for more details. ]

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