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Heritage News

Selected articles on what’s happening in the world of heritage and local history, from the pages of our newsletter.

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Thursday: Gloria Howard UE at Registration table with Sharon & Doug Coppins UE (photo by David Woodward)

2013 Conference Summary: ‘Meet Us at the Head of Lake Ontario’

by Ruth Nicholson UE – Conference Chair

We invited friends and members from across Canada to join us at this year’s Dominion Conference from May 30-June 2nd in the Hamilton/Burlington area. Our Conference Committee worked on this event for over three years and it showed! We were supported by a wonderful team of volunteers …

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Stoney Creek monument with name of Billy Green the Scout

Billy Green Story Supported by War of 1812 Magazine

Excerpted from the article, Billy Green and the Battle of Stoney Creek (June 6 1813)

Member Doug Green UE sent me a recent, lengthy article that fully supports the concept that Billy Green was given the countersign by Isaac Corman, his brother-in-law who obtained it from the Americans when he was briefly taken captive. Billy …

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Dominion Conference

Celebrating 100 Years as an Association – Toronto

Go to the Dominion website www.uelac.org and to Events – Annual Conference

Thursday June 5 Registration in the afternoon followed by membership & genealogy workshops Evening welcome reception

Friday June 6 Bus tour to discover Mississauga’s Loyalist Past Seminars given by exceptional genealogists …

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Close-up of Artifacts at a  School Presentation

Education News – School Presentations

by Ruth Nicholson UE

In Pat Blackburn’s annual report she tells us that 1,010 grade three students and 592 grade seven students received our Loyalist presentations in 2012. That amounted to twenty-eight grade three classes and ten grade seven classes served. The education committee is to be congratulated on this great on-going effort to get …

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David Morris as Chief Tecumseh at 200th Anniversary of the 
Battle of the Thames

Essex County Bus Trip

by Ruth Nicholson UE

Each Branch was asked to celebrate 2014 in a special way to mark the 100th Anniversary of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. We are displaying a mighty banner over Main St. West, the week of Loyalist Day in Ontario and we are offering this special road trip to my …

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Free Educational Presentations to Schools and Community Groups

The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada – Hamilton Branch offers Free Educational Presentations to Schools and Community Groups

Learn about the refugees/early settlers to Canada who fought on the British side during the American Revolution

Grade 7: emphasis on the final battles, resettlement, free land grants, carving out a life in the …

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Friends of the Tecumseh Monument – Buy a Brick Program

The Tecumseh Monument Re-development Project

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to support this important heritage initiative. The goal is to build a new, enhanced monument to the great First Nations war-chief Tecumseh, one more in keeping with his stature as an international hero and also to establish an open air museum which will interpret the …

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Government Marker Program to Honour War of 1812 Veterans

by Fred Hayward UE

Communities across Canada will have a chance to commemorate heroes of the War of 1812, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. Funding for the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada was announced in Penetanguishene, Ontario on January 14, 2013 by Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), …

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International Baccalaureate Spreading the Loyalist Story

Congratulations Jean!

Author Jean Rae Baxter UE shared this fabulous news recently:

I have just given permission for an excerpt from my novel The Way Lies North (Ronsdale Press, 2007) to be included in a workbook to be used by International Baccalaureate students, ages 11 – 12. The excerpt tells of the decision by the …

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Loyalists’ Burial Plaquing

Doug Coppins UE

This past spring and summer we have unveiled our 9th and 10th plaques.

On June 16th, we unveiled a plaque at Camp Skinner Cemetery, Concession 2W, Orkney, Ontario, commemorating Hartman Freeland UEL.

Our unveiling ceremony was held at the Camp Skinner Cemetery on a hill north of Concession Road 2 between …

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2012 – Battle of Queenston Heights

Remembering the Pivotal Battle of Queenston Heights and its Hero Sir Isaac Brock

by Ken Bird

The weekend of October 13th was a busy and exciting time for my wife, Maryanne and I. We had decided that retirement would allow us the freedom to inhale the thrill of reliving the event that 200 years ago proved to be pivotal in what is now …

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Mike O’Hara and Sir Geoffrey Rowland of Guernsey Island

Representatives from Guernsey Visit Queenston Heights

Welcoming Sir Geoffrey Rowland – Retired Bailiff of Guernsey & Mike O’Hara – Minister of Culture & Leisure for the State of Guernsey by Ruth Nicholson UE

As part of the commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of General Sir Isaac Brock, Sir Geoffrey Rowland and Mike O’Hara traveled from Guernsey Island to Queenston …

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Ruth Nicholson & Nathan Tidridge at the Monarchists' Event

The Monarchists’ Diamond Jubilee Celebration

For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Queen of Canada at Liuna Station – May 23rd 2012 Ruth Nicholson UE

The Honourable David C. Onley Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented six Diamond Jubilee medals that evening. Jeff Thiessen, Branch Chairman of the Monarchists for Hamilton received the first one. Nathan Tidridge who had received his …

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Sir John A. Macdonald Day Celebration – 2015

Big 200th Bash Planned for John A

Adapted from the Spectator, Jan. 9, 2012

Hamilton annually celebrates Sir John A Macdonald Day on the first Sunday of January. Hamilton has a beautiful monument in Gore Park that is the image of our first prime minister.

We along with many heritage groups usually lay a wreath …

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