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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!

Looking For Specifics (Found None)

Where are Joan Lucas, Kawartha Branch (at left); and Barb Andrew, Assiniboine Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ One of the bus trips during the 2019 UELAC Conference in Gatineau-Ottawa explored sites along the Rideau River and Canal system. Joan and Barb did a little window shopping at this General Store, recreated within the Coulbourn Museum. One of our group seems to have entered the store to ask the shopkeeper for something. ]

About To Be Seated At The Periodic Table

Where are Marlene Dance, Chilliwack Branch, and Maralynn Wilkinson, Victoria Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The gala banquet at the UELAC conference each year provides the opportunity for members to show off their period clothing. Marlene and Maralynn brought theirs across the country from British Columbia, the UELAC Pacific Region. ]

No, Your Mouth!

Where is Nova Scotia Branch member Gerald Curry with his branch genealogist, Carol Harding?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Carol Harding, UE, and Gerald Curry, UE, are pictured in front of the beautiful stone wall and ship's anchor of the Nova Scotia's Yarmouth County Museum and Archives as Gerry receives his first Loyalist certificate. His ancestor is Thomas Sherar (Shearer) of New Carlisle, QC. The Museum and Archives is a general history museum with an emphasis on Yarmouth's seafaring history. The museum houses a collection of over 20,000 artifacts and a wealth of genealogical research material. In the heart of Yarmouth's heritage residential district, the museum is housed in a former church as well as two historic houses. ]

Revered and Reverential

Where are Jamie Scott, Mary Anne Bethune and Carl Stymiest?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ At the UELAC Conference it is customary for those with period clothing to wear it to some of the events, especially the Saturday evening banquet. Hence the clothing and character represented take precedence over "Where in the World". Jamie Scott, UE, (Vancouver Branch) represents the Rev. John Bethune UEL; Mary Anne Bethune, UE, (Victoria & Vancouver Branch) as herself; and Carl Stymiest, UE, (Vancouver Branch) the Rev. John Urquhart UEL. ]

On the trail of a cereal miller

Where are David and Ruth Nicholson (Hamilton Branch) and Jean Rae Baxter (Kingston Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Sir Guy Carleton Branch hosted the 2019 UELAC Conference in Ottawa-Gatineau. One stop on the Bus Tour along the Rideau was at Watson's Mill in Manotick. A historic flour and gristmill – which grinds cereal grain into flour – it is the only working museum in the Ottawa area. Watson's Mill still sells stone-ground whole wheat flour which is made on site. The mill is also well known for its ghost story. The legend is that Ann Currier, wife of Joseph (one of the founders along with Moss Dickinson), haunts the mill, following her death in a tragic accident there in 1861. ]

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