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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!

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. ]

“Sanctuary!”

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The oldest part of this Old Walloon Church dates from 1493. In 1586, it was offered by the city to the Walloon Reformed community of religious refugees, French-speaking Protestants who had fled religious persecution in the Southern Netherlands and France. In January 1624, Jean Rapareille and Catalina Trico - two of Nancy's ancestors - married here before setting sail on the West India Company's first immigration and workers ship to New Netherlands. Services are in French; Nancy and Doug attended a service during their visit. ]

The Answer is Milling in the Wind

Where are Gov. Simcoe Branch members Doug Grant and Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Kinderdijk is situated in a polder. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands; they form one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. ]

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. ]

Previous Submissions: Archive

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