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2010 Vancouver Branch Meetings

This is an archive page of meetings from a previous year. Click here for the most current information.

  2010 Archive

Jan. 19

Vancouver Branch Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be followed by a Special Presentation by Stewart Goodin:
"The History of The Hudson Bay Company" will investigate how they played a role in the formation of British Columbia.

Feb. 16

"From Slavery to Freedom: Through Quilt Blocks and Song"
A special guest presentation by Shirley Dargatz, President Chilliwack Branch and Pacific Region Vice President, who, in keeping with the 'spirit'of Black History month, will tell stories of the Underground Railway as symbolized by blocks sewn into a quilt hanging. (Complete with musical accompaniment and within a Loyalist context).

"2009, A Year in Review" - Linda Nygard's annual slide show extraordinare (time permitting).

Mar. 16

“A Moment in Her Story”
Branch members honour their women ancestors by telling stories and showing treasures and pictures of their female ancestors. Members are reminded to write up the stories of their Loyalist family migrations to B.C. and send them to Peter Moogk for inclusion in the 2014 project Moving Westward.

Apr. 20

Antiques Roadshow
Bring your antiques.. John Anderson, former auctioneer, will provide information and answer questions about some of your treasures. Send a photo and email to John first if you can so he can do additional research.

May 17

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, UE & Simon Fraser, UE
Journalist Dan Hilborn brings a fresh twist to some familiar stories of two famous Loyalist sons by whose efforts determined the northern, western and southern boundaries of British Columbia and Canada. Excerpts will be posted on our website.

Jun. 3-6

"Beyond the Mountains" 2010
Vernon, BC is the location for the Annual General Meeting of all the UE branches in Canada. There will be tours, lectures, workshops, a Bar-B-Que, a Banquet, and lots of entertainment and local celebrities. The annual conference is the best opportunity to meet branch members from all over Canada, renew old friendships, make new ones and learn lots of stuff! Come and make some fun and lasting memories. Some stories last for decades. Visit the conference webpage for the latest details.


July – August (summer break)

Sept. 21

"Moving Ever Westward"
What do Abbotsford, Dease Lake and the Pattullo Bridge have in Common? All were named after a Loyalist descendent. Hear these stories and others that were presented at our convention this past June in Vernon. This is part of our 2014 book project by Dr. Peter Moogk, UE, Professor Emeritus, UBC.

Oct. 24
(Sunday noon)

"Fall Fleet"
Bessborough Armoury, Home of 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery;
2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
The invitiation and Programme (both PDF format) are now available.

Nov. 11

"Remembrance Day Services"
As with last year, we will lay a wreath at the New Westminster cenotaph, located in Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall. Assembly for services begin at 9:30am at the Armoury and Queen's Avenue United church (located at the corner of Queen's Avenue and 6th Street in New Westminster) with the Parade to the cenotaph beginning about 10:40 am followed by the wreath ceremony. See the complete schedule. CBC TV also airs a Nov. 11 special on the Afghan Canadian dead which includes Captain Jonathan Snyder, UE. Major General, The Duke of Westminster will be Master of Ceremonies. It is from this family (a cousin, the Second Duke of Westminster) that Ottawa acquired the painting "Death of Wolfe" by Benjamin West. It was presented to Canada, through Lord Beaverbrook, as a tribute to what the Dominion had done in the First World War. This canvas hangs today in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Nov. 16

"The Mohawk Valley" and Williamstown, Ontario
Books, videos, photos and stories from the Mohawk Valley bus tour in Sep 2010. Highlights include Johnson Hall; Fort Johnson; Guy Johnson Manor; Fort Klock (the website is bigger than the house); Indian Castle Church; Butlersbury as well as places and people in Williamstown, Ontario including Simon Fraser’s farm, burial site and too much more.

Dec. 5

Christmas Social
Invite your family and friends and bring a sweet or a savory item to our annual Christmas Social from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Date, time and directions will be distributed at our November meeting and along with a sign up sheet for sweets and savouries. Info by email will follow.