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2018 UELAC AGM and Conference

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Come to Moose Jaw ...

Saskatchewan 2018 UELAC Conference

... for “Loyalist Ties Under Living Skies
UELAC Annual AGM and Conference, June 7-10, 2018:
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Branch of UELAC will be welcoming UELAC members and guests from everywhere to the 2018 Dominion Convention and AGM at Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

It's always a comfortable time when Loyalists get together; we feel connected, almost related ...our ancestors came through so much together.

See the flyer which was included included in the Fall 2017 Loyalist Gazette.

This update on 1 April 2018 added more details about the program (see below).

Quick points:

Flying? The two major airlines indicated that seat sales give a better rate than a group discount - hence no group rate. Watch the sales.

Registration will open Wednesday, June 6th evening to accommodate those who arrive early to attend the Thursday Genealogy and Membership meetings. These are "closed" meetings ie only for specified delegates from each branch.

Program Summary See more details below.

Thursday the closed Genealogy meeting and the closed Membership meeting
6:30 PM, the bus loads for the opening ceremonies
Hospitality suite.

Friday June 8th,
Presentation “The Trek West”, then
“Open Forum” Q & A seminar on Loyalist research.
The afternoon, two concurrent tours
Friday evening a Saskatchewan Feast
Hospitality suite.

Saturday June 9th
UELAC AGM
afternoon free time
the Gala Banquet

Sunday June 10 service at St. Andrew’s United Church at 10:30 (we think) followed by a lunch provided by the Church ladies.

Continue to watch the UELAC website and Loyalist Trails as updates will be posted as events unfold.

Hotel & Accommodations

Conference Hotel

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.

Conference Registration Form

Conference Registration Form

The conference registration form allows you to select the sessions you wish to attend (all, or some), calculate the cost, and add your personal information and preferences. Earlybird rate is valid until 30 April. Payment and submission details are included on the form.

Programme

Conference Sessions and Events

Program details are summarized here; more on the registration form. The event will commence early evening on Thursday June 7 and conclude around noon on Sunday June 10.

NOTE: If you are the person who will represent your Branch at the Genealogy meeting or Membership meeting, you need to know that those meetings will run on Thursday morning (genealogy) and afternoon (membership), so please plan your arrival accordingly.

Registration will open Wednesday, June 6th evening to accommodate those who arrive early to attend the Thursday Genealogy and Membership meetings. These are "closed" meetings ie only for specified delegates from each branch.

Thursday morning closed Genealogy meeting will start at 9:00 AM and the closed Membership meeting will start at 1:00 PM.

Thursday evening starting at 6:30 PM, the bus will load to take attendees to CFB 15 Wing for our opening ceremonies to start at 7:00 PM.

Of course the Hospitality suite will be open when we arrive back at the Hotel.

Friday June 8th, starting at 9:00 AM, the first free educational seminar will feature a presentation by RCMP Veteran Ken Fader on “NWMP March West 1874” and highlight Loyalist connections.

After a short break, Dominion Genealogists Peter and Angela Johnson will host an “Open Forum” Q & A seminar on Loyalist research.

After lunch the buses will load for your choice of two concurrent tours:

  • Tour 1 will highlight a country trip to a working farm and upon return to the city tour guides will join us to check out the downtown murals
  • Tour 2 will feature the Western Development Museum of travel, a Burrowing Owl Display and travel to the Wakamow Conservation area.
Friday evening supper will showcase a Saskatchewan Feast and once again you can unwind in the Hospitality suite.

Saturday June 9th the UELAC AGM will fill the morning and the afternoon will give you free time to enjoy the soothing waters of Temple Garden Spa or Explore the history and wonders of Moose Jaw. The Gala Banquet will round out the day in usual elegance.

For Sunday’s service we will be welcomed by St. Andrew’s United Church congregation. A lunch will follow.