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UELAC Annual Conference

Upcoming conferences | Past conferences

About the Conference

Each year one of the UELAC Branches organizes a conference. This event is normally four days but may be longer or shorter. Usually on the Saturday, the UELAC Annual General Meeting is held.

  • 2018: Loyalist Ties Under Living Skies – June 7-10 at Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, hosted by Saskatchewan Branch.
    Its always a comfortable time when Loyalists get together, we feel connected, almost related ...our ancestors came through so much together.
    Members of the Saskatchewan Branch are pleased to host the 2018 National Conference in Moose |Jaw, SK on June 7-10, 2018.
    We have secured the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, recently renovated, just half a block from Main Street. Bring you bathing suits, it has a large geo thermal pool, walk down a ramp and bask in the soothing mineral waters, continue into the outside pool if you desire. Luxury bath robes provided!
    Booking is now available. Special room rates $165/night, single and double occupancy. A variety of rooms are available under this rate. Phone 1 800 718 7727, Quote UELAC – Sask Branch, 124551 for your reservations.
    Watch this space for further updates.

    Saskatchewan 2018 UELAC Conference

  • 2019:The Capital Calls” – May 30 - June 2, 2019, at DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, 1170 chemin Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec, hosted by Sir Guy Carleton Branch.

    Ottawa 2019 UELAC AGM and Conference: May 30 - June 2, 2019

  • 2020: “Eyes on the Heart of the Continent“ – June 10 - 15, 2020 in Winnipeg MB, hosted by Manitoba Branch.

Past Conferences

  • 2017: June 22-25, 2017, at the Delta Armoury Hotel in London, ON, co-hosted by London & Western Ontario Branch and Grand River Branch.

    The details can be found in the combination of the notes and the registration form. For your convenience, you can download them separately or combined. If you have questions, email

    London 2017 UELAC AGM and Conference: June 22 - 25, 2017

  • 2016:Loyalists, Lighthouses & Lobsters” – Thursday, July 7 - Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Summerside, PEI, hosted by the Branches of the Atlantic Region: Abegweit, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

    Loyalists, Lighthouses, Lobsters - 2016 UELAC AGM and Conference

  • 2015: "Loyalists Come West": Thursday May 28 - Sunday May 31, 2015 at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel and Marina, Victoria BC, hosted by Victoria Branch. Click for conference itinerary. Loyalists Come West

  • 2014: "UELAC: A Centennial Celebration 1914 - 2014" at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto ON on June 5-8, hosted by Toronto Branch

    A Centennial Celebration

  • 2013: “Welcome to the Head of Lake Ontario” (Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2) hosted by Hamilton Branch
    The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Burlington. Discover the heroic stories of the early people of The Head of the Lake and to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Stoney Creek.
    Read a conference summary, written by Conference Chair Ruth Nicholson.
    UELAC 'Welcome to the Head of Lake Ontario' 2013 Conference
  • 2012: “Conference at the Confluence” (June 7 - 10) hosted by Manitoba Branch.
    The event will take place at Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba and will commence June 7, 2012 with an opening reception and registration. The conference will run through Sunday June 10, 2012 wrapping up with a church parade and concluding brunch.
    UELAC's 'Conference at the Confluence' 2012
  • 2011 "Catch the Spirit" (June 2 - 5, 2011) in Brockville, Ontario
    was hosted by the Col. Edward Jessup Branch.
    To bring back memories, or to see what took place, watch this video (7:30 minutes).
    Catch The Spirit: UELAC 97th annual general meeting and Conference
  • 2010 "Beyond the Mountains 2010" (Thursday June 3 - Sunday June 6) in Vernon BC hosted by Pacific Region. Read Fred Hayward's report about the Conference, with several pictures.
    Beyond The Mountains 2010: UELAC 96th annual general meeting
  • 2009: "Loyalist Settlement Experience 225" (Thursday June 11 - Sunday June 14) in Adolphustown and Napanee ON hosted by Bay of Quinte Branch.
    Read this report by nearby Kingston Branch with many photos about the "Encampment and Conference".
    Bay of Quinte - Loyalist Settlement Experience 225
  • 2008: "Saint John 225" (Thursday July 10 - Sunday July 13) hosted by New Brunswick Branch in Saint John
    Conference Report by Peter Johnson
  • 2007 (May 31 - June 3): "At the End of the Trail" hosted by Bicentennial Branch in Windsor. View the photo gallery here.
  • 2006 (June 1-4): "A capital Experience" by Gov Simcoe Branch & Toronto Branch. "A Capital Experience" in Toronto was packed with an exciting three days of Loyalist history, genealogy and networking. The group learned from our top genealogy and history seminar speakers, toured old town Toronto where the remains of the First Parliament Buildings lie, visited St. James and were entertained at Fort York. Reenactor, historian, author and honorary vice president Gavin Watt spoke at the banquet and the Conference wound down at the Sunday church service and luncheon at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
    Read the Conference Coverage and incoming President Peter Johnson's message from the 2006 Fall Gazette
  • 2005 (June 1-5): "Westward Ho!" in Regina by Regina Branch.
  • 2004 (June 3-6): Kawartha Branch — in Peterborough, ON.
  • 2003 (June 5-8): Manitoba Branch — in Winnipeg, MB.
  • 2002 (June 7-10): St. Lawrence Branch — in Cornwall, ON.
  • 2001 (June 6-9): Grand River Branch — in Waterloo, ON.
  • 2000 (May 4-7): Col. John Butler Niagara Branch — in Niagara Falls, ON.
  • 1989 (May 18-22): Heritage and Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch — Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec.