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Welcome!

to the
Sir Guy Carleton Branch
— Ottawa, ON —
United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada
(UELAC)


Our Mission

To preserve, promote and celebrate the history and contributions of the Loyalists to Canada. The Branch carries out this mission by supporting education and research, holding events, publishing a newsletter, and maintaining a Loyalist library.

Learn more about us – read the history of Sir Guy Carleton Branch.



Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

Sir Guy Carleton

The Ottawa Branch of the UELAC is named the Sir Guy Carleton Branch after Lord Dorchester (1724-1808). It was through his influence that the British Government passed the Quebec Act of 1774 which guaranteed French language and religious rights in Quebec. He was knighted Sir Guy Carleton for his defence of Quebec in 1776.

He commanded British troops during the Revolutionary War and was responsible for carrying out the Crown’s promise of freedom to slaves who joined the British cause. When the Loyalist refugees crowded into New York City, he was in charge of their care. In October 1783, he supervised the evacuation of tens of thousands of troops and displaced families. As Governor of Canada he helped the Loyalists survive their first difficult winters by providing extra supplies.

On 9 November 1789 Sir Guy Carleton, as the Governor of Quebec, declared "that it was his Wish to put the mark of Honour upon the Families who had adhered to the Unity of the Empire". As a result of this statement, militia rolls carried the notation:

“Those Loyalists who have adhered to the Unity of the Empire, and joined the Royal Standard before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783, and all their Children and their Descendants by either sex, are to be distinguished by the following Capitals, affixed to their names: U.E. Alluding to their great principle The Unity of the Empire.”

He returned to England 1796, but his memory lives on in the counties, university and schools named after him.



Announcements


Renew Your Branch Membership

Please renew your Sir Guy Carleton branch membership by 31 December 2019. New members, please join now!

Forms, dues and address at “Membership & Contact


URGENT! Volunteers are desperately needed!

Some Executive members are juggling 3 tasks for the Branch.

Please indicate your interest in any of the activities below by contacting the Branch at carletonuel@hotmail.com

Treasurer – Please consider making a real contribution to the future of the Branch.
For more details, including a full list of the Treasurer's duties and responsibilities, please email us via the link above.

Social Convenor – Please assist with events. This position also makes a real contribution to the Branch.
For more details, including a full list of the Social Convenor's duties and responsibilities, please email us via the link above.

Willing to contribute a small amount of time?

Name Tags – if you are willing to arrive a few minutes early at meetings, greet arrivals and give guests their name tags. They will be pre-sorted. No necessity to attend Executive meetings if you don’t wish to.

Refreshments – if you are willing to arrive a few minutes early at meetings to start the coffee and hot water, layout plates, napkins, cups and catered food. No necessity to attend Executive meetings if you don’t wish to. All food and other items are provided by others.

Please indicate your interest in any of these activities by contacting the Branch at carletonuel@hotmail.com


Mark your 2020 calendars for upcoming branch events!

4 April 2020 - Spring Social and AGM

14 November 2020 - Fall Social



New at UELAC

A new online membership system

This new system will help Branches and Dominion Office be more efficient and timely in processing memberships. Under the new system, current members wishing to renew will have the option of continuing to renew their membership through the Branch, the way they are now, or signing into UELAC members only section (uelac.org) and completing the process there. Information will be password protected.

Later this fall, members will be able to sign in to set their password, revise their information, renew their membership and pay their fees. Payment options will be announced at a later date. New members who join between November 1 and December 31 will automatically be given membership for the following year. Membership is for a calendar year. If you have not renewed by December 31 you will not be able to access your membership record or the content in the members only section until you have renewed. Those renewing after December 31 or wanting to join the UELAC will have to go through their Branch.

If you have any questions, please email the Branch at carletonuel(at)hotmail(dot)com.





Sir Guy Carleton Branch
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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