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Annual Conference: 2006

Complete registration details and prices are on the registration page. Prices of individual components - before April 1 (After April 1) - are noted below. There is no registration fee.

Thursday: "Salute to York"

- 1:30-10:30 Registration
- 2:30-5:00 Genealogists workshop
- 5:30 doors close for dinner (on your own), registration outside room
- 6:15 doors open, tickets required
- 6:45 "Salute to York" program starts
- 7:00 Guest Lincoln Alexander speaks
- break
- 8:45 program resumes
- 9:30 program ends
- 10:30 room closes
The branch displays will be open during the evening with opportunities for viewing and buying. Network with old friends and make new ones between segments of the program. (Final program details will be distributed later and posted on the web site). $45. ($48.)

Friday: Morning Bus Tour

Breakfast on your own
8:00 Bus leaves Holiday Inn, returns at 1:00
The bus tour will take you past various Loyalist and related sites of interest. We plan stops at:
- St James Cemetery
- St James Cathedral
We will pass through the Old Town where the first plan of York was laid out and where the Parliament Buildings were constructed.
A light lunch will be served on the bus during the return trip to the Holiday Inn. $35. ($38.)

Friday: Afternoon Seminars

1:30 pm until 5:00 pm
There will be two streams of seminars, each with three speakers. One is Genealogical with well-regarded genealogists in the Albany Room. The second will feature historical topics in the Howland Room. $32. ($35.)

Genealogical Seminars
The following three speakers and topics have been arranged, but the sequence is not yet decided:
- "Vital Signs Absent" by J. Brian Gilchrist
- "Crown Land Records" by Ruth Burkholder
- "Documenting Your Ontario Loyalist Ancestry" by Kathie Orr UE

History Seminars
- "The History and Archaeology of Upper Canada's First and Second Parliament Buildings" by Dr. Ronald F. Williamson
- "Iroquois Warfare, 1754-1814" by Carl Benn
- "Methodism in Early Ontario" by Bill Lamb, repalcing "Black History" by Rosemary Sadlier

Friday: Evening at Fort York

Buses will leave the Holiday Inn at 5:30 for Fort York, to return to the Holiday Inn about 10:00. The meal at the Fort will include hors d’oeuvres and a buffet BBQ. We will be welcomed by the Fort York Guards. Take a tour of the Fort, explore the displays, and learn about the history of Fort York and future development plans. A short program and a cadet artillery display round out the evening. $75. ($80.)

Saturday: Annual General Meeting

Breakfast on your own.
Small branch and Promotions displays will be available in our meeting room. The Annual meeting will commence at 9:15. Delegate registration from 8:30 in the York Rooms. There is no charge to attend the Annual Meeting. A buffet lunch is provided for those who purchase lunch tickets in advance. $35. ($38.) The Annual Meeting will be followed by the June Council Meeting.

Saturday: Gala Banquet

6:00 bus departs from Holiday Inn - doors open at Shrine
Our gala banquet will be held at the Masonic Shrine on Keele St. Gavin Watt, Honorary VP UELAC will present details from his wealth of knowledge and experience as a re-enactor and historian. Be part of this evening of fun, period clothing parade, networking and lots more. $75. ($80.)

Sunday: Church, Tour, Luncheon

Breakfast on your own.
9:30 Depart Holiday Inn
Sunday Worship Service takes place in the historic Fisherville Presbyterian Church at Black Creek Pioneer Village. The Service will be followed by a guided tour of a few historic buildings on our return to the main facilities. The conference concludes with Sunday Luncheon and a return bus to the Holiday Inn. For those staying for lunch, entrance to the Village for the rest of the day is included.
Transportation, Church and Tour: $20. ($20.)
Plus Luncheon and Village: +$33. (+$35.)