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Where in the World is UELAC?

“Where in the World is UELAC?” Where in the world are YOU?? With your help, we hope to find out! Take a travel photo of yourself - it would be great if you were wearing UELAC gear, but not mandatory - and we'll feature it online and in an upcoming issue of Loyalist Trails.

First, put yourself in the picture with UELAC Promotional gear. Then, provide a short description of your surroundings - something historical is great, again not obligatory - and send your photo and description to Doug Grant and we'll add you to our UELAC sightings gallery below.

In the meantime, browse our recent submissions below and see if you recognize the people, the places, or both. Click any photo for a larger resolution. Mouse and click the space between the square brackets to reveal the description.

The archive of older entries has more. For earlier entries, browse by year: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Highlight the space below the photo to reveal the answer if you're stumped!

Never To Forget

Where are Grietje and Bob McBride, along with Bill Atkinson?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On Remembrance Day, Grietje and Bob McBride, along with Kawartha Branch Past President Bill Atkinson, UE, went to Peterborough’s cenotaph at 9:45 a.m. EST to lay a wreath on behalf of Kawartha Branch UELAC. Grietje, as Kawartha Branch President, was interviewed by CHEX (Global) TV. ]

Royal Audience

Where is Her Majesty the Queen – and when?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in September and October of 1984 visited New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba to celebrate the Bicentenaries of New Brunswick and Ontario. This photo of the Queen inspecting troops who had taken part in a re-enactment of a revolutionary battle at the Fort Wellington Military Pageant in Prescott, Ontario, was contributed by David Moore, UE, who on that day was on parade with the King's Royal Yorkers. (Getty Images has a high-resolution copy with an unfortunate watermark partially obscuring the Queen.) ]

Soap and (Canal) Water

Where is New Brunswick Branch member Malcolm Newman?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ In Dec. 2019, Malcolm and his daughter rode from London to Manchester on a special charter train with festive dining (see brochure), taking a deliberately indirect route covering the Midlands & Pennines. The ITV (and BBC) studios are located west of Manchester in an area known as Media City along the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Coronation Street (signage visible behind Malcolm) is a soap opera that has been broadcast since 1960, still with a few of the original cast! The show also airs in Canada, one week delayed. ]

No Place For Iced Tea

Where is Nova Scotia Branch member Brian McConnell?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Freeport is located at the western tip of Long Island in Digby County, NS. Adjacent to Brier Island, the westernmost point in NS, Freeport is roughly 40km south across the Bay of Fundy from Grand Maanan Island, NB. Freeport was settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists. Rose Fortune, a well-known Black Loyalist, is believed to have lived here in 1795, giving birth to one of her children. ]

Chairman of the Sword

Where are Alex Lawrence, UE (Toronto Branch); David Moore, UE (Toronto Branch); and Peter Johnson, UE (Bay of Quinte Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ In 2015 at the Adolphustown Loyalist Heritage Centre, a re-enactment commemorated the United Empire Loyalist landing at that site on 16 June 1784 when a party of some 250 loyalists landed from bateaux to establish the first permanent white settlement in Adolphustown Township. Alex (left), David (seated) and Peter (standing behind). ]

Previous Submissions: Archive

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