LOYALIST SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE 225
DOMINION UEL CONFERENCE, NAPANEE, ONT., June 11th - 14th, 2009
Before April 30 After April 30
REGISTRATION FOR FULL CONFERENCE: $280_________ $320__________
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FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS, PLEASE FILL IN THE FOLLOWING BY CIRCLING ITEM AND CHECKING AMOUNT:
REGISTRATION COSTS: $30_________ $35__________
THURSDAY EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION $35_________ $40_________
FRIDAY TOURS: SELECT ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS:
OPTION 1:FULL DAY TOUR OF LOYALIST PARKWAY $60________ $65__________
OPTION 2: WORKSHOPS IN AM, BUS TOUR IN PM $60________ $65_________
FRIDAY EVENING DINNER: $50________ $55_________
SATURDAY A.G.M. & LUNCHEON $30________ $35_________
SATURDAY GALA DINNER: $70_________ $75_________
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE & LUNCHEON: $35_________ $40_________
TOTAL AMOUNT SUBMITTED: ____________ _____________
(TOTAL REGISTRATION IF PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY) ($310) ($345)
City _____________________ Prov. _______ Postal Code _____________
Phone (day)______________________ e-mail________________________
(evening)_________________ Branch ________________________________
Make cheque payable to: BAY OF QUINTE BRANCH, UELAC
Send to: Bob Barber UE, UELAC Conference 2009, 4168B Highway 62 South,
RR #7 Belleville, Ontario K8N 4Z7 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 613-962-1763
(Note: registration fees are Non-refundable after May 31, 2009) Visit www.uel.ca for more info.
You are responsible for your hotel reservations – be sure to mention the “United Empire Loyalist Conference”
To reserve a room contact the Hampton Inn, Napanee, Ontario directly and let them know you are part of the UEL convention otherwise you will be told there are none available. Our group reservation is good until May 10th 2009, so book early to ensure you get a room.
Call 1-866-780-0999 to book your reservation.
UEL CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hampton Inn (Main Conference Site for the Conference)
Phone: 613-354-5554 OR Call Toll Free: 1-866-780-0999
Fax: 613-354-1070 Email: email@example.com
40 McPherson Drive Napanee, ON K7R 3L1, mention "LOYALIST CONFERENCE"
The Hampton Inn is Napanee's newest and largest overnight accommodation, offering clean rooms, courteous staff, and affordable prices. Rooms: $119 per night plus taxes.
OTHER LOCAL MOTELS & INNS:
Fox Motor Inn: Phone: 613-354-3855
297 Dundas Street West, Napanee On, K7R 2B3
The Fox Motor in is located along one of Napanee's main roads, just outside of the Downtown Core. Call ahead to ask about room availability and rates.
Masterson's Motel: Phone: 613-354-9392
691 County Road 41, Napanee ON, K7R 3L1
Masterson's Motel offers renovated rooms with individual climate control, satellite TV, direct dial phones, handicap facilities, and ample parking. Phone or fax for inquiries.
Napanee Motel: Phone: 613-354-5200 OR
Call Toll Free: 1866-929-2768
361 Dundas Street West, Napanee ON, K7R 2B5
The Napanee Motel is located just outside of Napanee's Downtown Core, and offers central air, refrigerators, 60 channel cable TV, a collector's gift shop, souvenirs, and a picnic area. Your hosts during your stay will be George and Sylvia Robins. Call to inquire about rooms and rates.
Thrift Lodge Napanee: Phone: 613-354-3334
647 County Road 41, Napanee, ON K7R 3L1
The Thrift Lodge Napanee offers efficiency apartments, with weekly and monthly rentals, direct dial phones, and discount rates for locals. Be sure to call or stop by to inquire about room. availability and rates.
Twin Peaks Motel: Phone: 613-354-4066
353 Dundas Street West, Napanee, ON K7R 2B5
Located along one of Napanee's main streets, the Twin Peaks Motel is just a stone throw away from the Downtown Core. Phone to check room availability and rates.
The Stevenson House: Phone: 613-354-0426
138 Robinson Street, Napanee ON, K7R 2S2
If you're looking for some quaint small town charm, why not stay at our local Bed and Breakfast? The Stevenson House is located just outside of Napanee's Downtown District. Call to check for room availability and to inquire about rates.
LOYALIST SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE:
225th Anniversary of the Loyalists in the Province of Ontario
Dominion UEL Conference Schedule of Events:
THURSDAY June 11, 2009
1:00PM through Evening: Registrations at the Hampton Inn
3:00 - 5:30PM: Branch Genealogists Meetings (in Hampton Inn)
3:00 - 6:00PM: Branch Displays & Sales Tables may be set up in Strathcona Center
DINNER: On their own at locations near hotel
7:00 - 10:00PM: Welcome Reception Wine & Cheese (Cash bar) Strathcona Center Branch displays and sales area open during the reception
FRIDAY June 12, 2009
- 9:30AM in Hampton Inn Lobby
No breakfast supplied (Continental breakfast included for hotel guests)
MORNING AND AFTERNOON BUS TOUR
Bus departs at 9:30AM from Hampton Inn, Napanee
-sites include Historic Babcock Mills in Odessa, Queen Elizabeth Gates
and Fairfield House and Park at Amherstview , travelling along the historic Loyalist Parkway to village of Bath,
-tour and luncheon at Fairfield Gutzheit House in Bath, walking tour of the village to follow
-afternoon tours along Loyalist Parkway to Rev. McDowell Monument and James Rogers Rangers landing site, and tour of two local wineries, crossing at Glenora Ferry and visit to Lake on the Mountain, concluding at UEL Heritage Centre & Park in Adolphustown
-bus returns to Hampton Inn around 4:00PM
MORNING WORKSHOPS with AFTERNOON BUS TOURS
-Bus Departs at 9:00AM from Hampton Inn, Napanee for UEL Heritage Centre and Park
-groups select workshop presentations which include talks on The Associated Loyalists of Ontario, The Roots of Canadian Methodism in Adolphustown, The Life of a Loyalist Soldier and The Role of the Loyalist Woman
-Plenary session at 9:30AM, 1st Workshops at 10:00AM 2nd workshops at 11:10AM
-at 12:00PM group travels by bus to Fairfield Gutzheit House in Bath for lunch at 12:45
-bus tour of historic sites along the Loyalist Parkway in the afternoon
-return to Hampton Inn around 4:00PM
DINNER BANQUET: THEME: The 1884 Anniversary Celebrations of the Loyalists
Dinner to be
held at Strathcona Paper Center, next to Hotel
Social Hour at 5:30PM, dinner service at 6:30PM Entertainment by “Gopher Baroque”
Guest Speaker: Sir John A Macdonald and Lady Agnes Macdonald
Branch Displays and sales area also opened during the evening
SATURDAY June 13, 2009
No breakfast supplied (Continental breakfast included
for hotel guests)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Bus leaves at 9:00AM for UELHCP
-9:30AM, Registration of all Delegates, Meeting begins at 10AM,
-break around12PM for Buffet Luncheon
-1:00PM resume and conclusion of AGM Meeting
JUNE DOMINION COUNCIL MEETING to follow
CELEBRATIONS: UEL Heritage Center and Park, Adolphustown
This event will open at 10:00AM at the UELHCP and is open to Conference participants and the general public until approximately 4:00PM
-ongoing all day will be encampment by various military, Loyalist and Civilian artisans and re-enactors, military manouevres and displays, loyalist bateaux landing, followed by parade to the Cemetery with Laying of Wreathes at the UEL monument and flag raising
-there will be various displays and sales tables from historic organizations
-refreshments available for sale during the day.
UEL GALA BANQUET:
Strathcona Paper Center in
Social Hour at 5:30PM, cash bar Dinner Served at 6:30PM
Keynote speaker Sgt Major David Moore
Musical Entertainment from the Loyalist Fifes and Drums
SUNDAY June 14, 2009: UEL CHURCH SERVICE AND LUNCHEON
Bus leaves Hampton Inn at 10:15AM for Hay Bay Historic
Church, National Historic Site
-11:00AM UEL style church service at Hay Bay Methodist Church with presentation by Reverend William Lamb
- bus leaves at 12:00PM for UELHCP in Adolphustown for lunch and for a final visit the Loyalist Landing encampment then returns to Hampton Inn at 2:00PM
LOYALIST LANDING CELEBRATIONS:
In conjunction with the Dominion United Empire Loyalist Conference theme celebrating the “LOYALIST SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE 225” the Bay of Quinte Branch UEL will be celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Landing of the United Empire Loyalists, at Adolphustown, Ontario and the eventual establishment of the Province of Ontario. It is on this site that the Loyalists actually landed on June 16th, 1784. The main day of celebration will be on Saturday June 13th, 2009 at the United Empire Loyalist Heritage Centre and Park.
This year we will be featuring a large encampment of various military units of the Northern Brigade, including the Yorkers, Butlers Rangers, Queens Rangers, British and Crown Forces, Royal Artillery, a flotilla of bateaux, as well as civilian re-enactors and suttlers with supplies for display and sales. They will be on the grounds of the park and doing various activities throughout the day, including a re-enactment of the actual Loyalist Landing, musket volleys and military tactical displays. There will be performances by our Loyalist Fife and Drum Corps and a wreath laying ceremony at the UEL Monument and Cemetery. The Loyalist Cemetery on this site was established in 1784 and the UEL Monument was erected in 1884 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Loyalists in Ontario.
In addition, there will be display and sales areas from a variety of Loyalist groups, genealogical and historical societies, and commercial vendors. Refreshments will also be available on the grounds during the day. This event is part of the FULL CONFERENCE PACKAGE, but the general public is also welcome to attend during the day. Visit our website www.uel.ca for more details.
TRAVEL TO NAPANEE FOR THE CONFERENCE:
Napanee is easily accessible by car via Highway 401 and the hotel is located just off the exit into town, and is clearly visible. For those travelling from a long distance, there are several options of getting there.
BY AIR: Best route is to fly directly to Pearson International Airport in Toronto,
BUS FROM TORONTO AIRPORT:
From there, Coach Canada has coach
service that departs Pearson Airport three times daily going east with stops
along the towns heading to Kingston and beyond. Times departing the airport
are from terminal one are as follows: 14:30PM /19:00PM /and 21:30PM, from post
P-6 on the ground level.From terminal three on the arrivals level, from post
C- 8 at 14:35PM /19:05PM /and 21:35PM.
The cost of an adult fare including GST One Way is $59.01 and return adult fare is $118.02.
Their bus service to Napanee stops at the Petro Canada station, located just north of Highway 401 and a short distance from the hotel.
The return times from Napanee to Pearson Airport are daily at 02:25AM / 06:55AM / and 12:25PM
For more info visit their site at www.coachcanada.com or call 1-800-461-7661
BY TRAIN: VIARAIL has one train daily that stops in Napanee. It departs from Toronto: 17:30PM Arrives: 19:45PM Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins. The return train departs Napanee: 11:15AM arrives 13:25PM Contact VIARAIL directly for other routes and prices.
LOYALIST SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE 225
FRIDAY JUNE 12th, 2009: EVENING BANQUET: Strathcona Paper Centre, Napanee
“A TRIBUTE TO THE 1884 UEL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS”
The Friday evening banquet will feature musical Entertainment from the group “Gopher Baroque”. They are three musicians from Eastern Ontario who have grown together in music and friendship. They love to share their tunes and good times entertaining adults and families. The group is now entering its 18th year and has become known as an excellent acoustic blend trio which features Canadian, original and traditional works framed in three part harmony. Their original music and arrangements combine roots, Celtic and others, with contemporary sounds, wisdom, wit, style and fun. They also specialize in a variety of historic re-enactment music including the War of 1812 Era. They have been honoured with a North America Folk Alliance Award for education through folk music. For More information visit their webpage at www.gopherbaroque.com
SIR JOHN A MACDONALD AND LADY AGNES MACDONALD:
fitting that our guest speaker for the evening will be Canada’s First Prime
Minister, Sir John A MacDonald and his wife Lady Agnes Macdonald. Sir John had
many ties to the Quinte region, spending his early
years in Adolphustown and articling in
Picton and Kingston. They are portrayed by
Brian and Renee Porter who hail from Brockville Ontario. Brian is a retired
teacher who began his "John A. career" in June 1998 when the military
re-enactor group, the Brockville Infantry Company (1862),
did an encampment at the Brockville Museum and it was suggested that
the Minister of Militia, John A. Macdonald, should review the
troops. In the years since, he has
built up quite a John A. library and drafted his wife Renee to make an
1880's dress, in order to play the role of Lady Agnes Macdonald. Brian
has an uncanny resemblance to Sir John A. Macdonald, and the couple has made
presentations throughout Ontario in character to bring alive the important
role of our first and founding Prime Minister.
Program: Canada NowBroadcast Date: July 1, 2004
Guest(s): Brian Porter
Reporter: Rita Celli
June 27, 2008
SATURDAY JUNE 13th, 2009 EVENING BANQUET, Strathcona Paper Centre, Napanee “DOMINION UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST GALA BANQUET”
THE LOYALIST FIFES AND DRUMS:
The Loyalist Fifes and Drums is a recreated fife and drum corps of the American Revolution period (1776-1784). The purpose of this group is to honour the important role played by Loyalists. In the 18th and 19th century music played an important role in armies of Europe, and consequently in the armies in North America. An average British Regiment had two musical groups within it, a corps of drums and a regimental bandThe Loyalist Fifes and Drums is funded and operated by the U.E.L Heritage Centre & Park. The 72-acre historic site has been open to the public since 1956, and provides a fascinating look at early loyalist life. The group is under the direction of Drum Major Mike Putnam and Fife Major Andrea Putnam and had performed at re-enactments throughout Ontario and the United States, including Fort Henry. For more information on the group visit their website at www.loyalistdrums.ca
SERGEANT MAJOR DAVID MOORE:
David Moore is a frequent lecturer on Canadian and international history both across Canada and internationally. He has spoken at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, various United Empire Loyalist branches across Canada, the University Club of Toronto, at the Robertson Conference in the Bahamas, at the Six Nations Symposium in Brantford and many other locations. Since 1979 he has worked with the Museum of Applied Military History and has taken part in their presentations and displays across Canada, the USA, and Europe. These presentations have been in front of dignitaries such as Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of the United States, the President of France and tens of thousands of others. His speaking has ranged from classroom visits to kindergarten classes to a presentation at the Sky Dome in Toronto. He holds degrees in History and Political Science and he has taught at Appleby College since 1987. He is a member of the Board of Managers of St. Andrew’s Church. Amongst his hobbies he lists painting and sailing. He is married with two children and lives in the historic village of Ancaster.