All Hamilton Branch monthly meetings are held at Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Ave., starting at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.
UPDATE: Because of anticipated construction at the old McMaster Continuing Education Building, 50 Princes Square in Hamilton, the ceremony will be held at the Hamilton Art Gallery beside Hamilton Place on Main Street in Hamilton. The time remains the same, 11:00 a.m. and there will be coffee and cookies after the service. All are welcome.
Keynote speaker: Robin McKee
Everyone is invited to a wonderful historic and geographic site: Crawford Lake, located at 3115 Conservation Rd. Milton. This is just a 4 minute drive, north of the Derry Road/Guelph Line intersection, on Guelph Line.
This is where longhouses have been built on their original sites. They are large and cool in the summer. Come and see the way the families lived together in these reconstructed homes.
Crawford Lake is a meromictic lake, which means that it was a lake within a cave of limestone before glaciation. The top of the cave was ground off, leaving this beautiful lake with limestone walls behind. There are wooden walking pathways around the lake. It is a beautiful sight during any season.
Time: 2:30 p.m. (Gates open at 10 a.m. so come earlier if you like to explore on your own)
Tour: 3:00 p.m. starting time; meet at the Interpretive Centre
Food: Bring something to share for our pot luck picnic. Store items in a cooler. Bring your own plates, cutlery and a beverage.
Eating location: The Gathering Room, in the Interpretive Centre. It has a microwave and a small kitchen. This is a comfortable room for our food and eating time together. We have rented this facility from 3:00 – 6 p.m.
Plaquing ceremony at the Deforest Cemetery, corner of Walkers Line and Derry Road, Milton, remembering Abraham Deforest UEL.
Monthly meeting, featuring Tim Compeau – recipient of UELAC scholarship money.
Monthly meeting with guest speaker Robert Adlam – The Industrial Heritage of Brantford, Ontario
Annual Christmas Luncheon at St. James United Church in Waterdown
Speakeris Helen Bartens, Curator/Manager of the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives
Acclaimed historian David Moore will be speaking on “That Question of Loyalty”.
Guest speaker will be Dominion President Barbara Andrew, from Brandon Manitoba.