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Canada 150 Dinner

The Hamilton Branch of The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada has a new format this year for our Loyalists’ Day ceremony on June 19th to coincide with the Canada 150 celebrations. We are hosting a Canada 150 Dinner on June 19th at Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre. Everyone is welcome.

Our Branch members are reaching out to the community and articulating our heritage, our contributions to Canada and our status as first refugees to this country. We are in the process of asking dignitaries and historical groups to attend our dinner and to place a wreath at our ceremony. Posters are ready and tickets have been printed and we are selling now. Wearing period clothing and uniforms is welcomed.

A synopsis follows: Doors open at 5:30 with appetizers and a cash bar. The Town Crier will call your attention at 5:55 p.m and at 6:00 p.m. the presentations of colours will take place led by a piper. Our usual ceremony of remembrance will be held during the first thirty minutes. A family style dinner of Chicken Supreme with light Demi Glaze and Roast Beef, prepared to Michelangelo’s high standards will follow at 6:30 p.m. A short video about Sir John A. Macdonald and Confederation will be presented prior to dessert. Then our keynote speaker, Danielle Manning from Archives Ontario, whose topic is “Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150”. The evening concludes with the singing of O Canada.

This entire event is offered at $50 per ticket and we have them available for sale now. Our Dinner is to be a community celebration with all welcome.

Please contact our treasurer, Gloria Howard, at glohoward@rogers.com for tickets or more information. This is an important occasion for our country and for our community. We thank you, in advance, for your support of our Hamilton Branch event.

Cheques should be made out to Hamilton Branch – UELAC and forwarded to Gloria Howard, Unit 409 – 908 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton, Ontario L8T 2R8. Make sure your return address and name information come with the cheque so Gloria can send out your tickets.


Yours truly,
Pat Blackburn, UE,
Hamilton Branch – UELAC

R.S.V.P. by May 19
(If laying a wreath)

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