United Loyalist Association of Canada hosting workshop in Wolfville

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on May 16, 2014


The Nova Scotia Branch of United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC) is hosting a workshop at the Wolfville Baptist Church hall on May 17.  The meeting is titled An Afternoon Workshop on the Planter and Loyalist Settlers of Nova Scotia.


Dr. Barry Moody, a recently retired Acadia University History professor, will speak on The Beginnings of English Nova Scotia. Author, retired schoolteacher and regular contributor to Loyalist Trails newsletter, Stephen Davidson, will speak on The Refugee Tsunami.  Dominion President of the UELAC, Bonnie Schepers, will be in attendance at the workshop and the branch meeting following the workshop.


Space has been reserved at the Double Dragon restaurant, 9006 Commercial St., New Minas, at 11:45 am for those who wish to have lunch before the meeting. A group section has been reserved and branch members will be there to greet you.  The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Wolfville Baptist Church Hall, 487 Main St.  Workshop and parking is free for attendees that afternoon.


This is an open event for members and visitors alike.  There will be a table of books on genealogy and history of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.  Some books will be available to purchase. A genealogical and historical networking session will give participants an opportunity to share data with those whose ancestors settled near each other. A refreshment break will take place during the afternoon and there will be a 50/50 draw to cover miscellaneous expenses.


Following the workshop there will be a meeting of the Nova Scotia Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. Nominations will be brought forward for a new president and a new vice president.  The meeting will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the forming of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada.  The Dominion President is visiting all Loyalist Branches in the Maritime Provinces. On May 16, she will meet with the Abegweit Branch in Prince Edward Island and on May 18 the New Brunswick branch in Saint John.  In New Brunswick, May 18 has been declared Loyalist Day by the provincial government.

For more information, or to register for the Nova Scotia Loyalist lunch or workshop please contact Alma Hayward at (902) 443-2590 or royal.hayward@ns.sympatico.ca or Carol Harding at (902) 245-1205 or cmharding@bellaliant.net.