2014 UELAC Annual Conference

June 5-8th, 2014
Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


The 100th anniversary of the Incorporation of
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

Come and be part of a weekend of discovery! The UELAC has a full and fascinating history..the people, the places, the events that filled the past 100 years.

Please note: Conference registration fee applies to all multi-event registrations


The Venue

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Eaton Chelsea hotel stands at the centre of the city`s shopping, theatre and entertainment district. Make yourself at home in one of the well-appointed rooms: pillow top beds and complimentary high-speed internet access. Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a health club, indoor pool and spa tub. The hotel`s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop and 24-hour room service is provided.

A block of 40 rooms has been reserved until May 6, 2014. The cost is $139.00 per night plus tax. Inform them if you need one or two beds.

Eaton Chelsea Hotel (formerly Delta Chelsea Hotel)

33 Gerrard St. W
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4
Telephone: 416-595-1975
Reservations: 1-800-243-5732 or use the customized online reservation link
Click Here to Reserve Online


Airport Shuttle Express Bus: this website which will provide you with bus schedules, cost per person (single fare or round trip), http://www.torontoairportexpress.com/

Easy access by GO train to Union Station; Yonge Line Subway to either the Dundas or College  stop...the hotel is half way between!

Conference Schedule

Thursday June 5th 2014

12:30 p.m. Registration  Windsor Room, 2nd floor

Zig Misiak, Jennifer DeBruin, Upper Canada Branch DAR Windsor Room

Silent Auction Windsor Room

1 p.m Membership Workshop  Rossetti Room, 3rd floor
2:30 p.m. Genealogists Workshop speaker Kathie Orr UE on Home District Loyalists


7 p.m.Cash bar

7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception - Mountbatten Ballroom
Peter C. Newman Hostages of Fortune: The Vanguard of a Great Nation

Launch of the UELAC history Loyally Yours

Visit the Toronto Branch office at 40 Scollard Street, and browse our exceptional library. It will be open Thursday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, June 6th 2014

Registration desk at the Windsor Room for duration of Conference

Bus tour to Discover Mississauga`s Loyalist Past

Bus boards at 9:30 a.m. from the Bay St. exit
• Bradley Museum (home of Lewis Bradley UE)
• Benares
• A tour through old Meadowvale Village, Ontario's first Heritage Conservation District
• St.Peters Cemetery and Dixie Union Cemetery
A photo op at "Lotten", the Cawthra-Elliott Estate
• Lunch at the Franklin Houseincluded

Seminars  9 a.m.  Rossetti Room
• Todd Braistead: The New Jersey Volunteers, 1776-1783; a genealogist`s guide to the Military Records of the largest Provincial Regiment of the American Revolution
• Marian Press: Local History Online: Adding social context to your Family History
• Jane MacNamara: Prerogative, Probate, and Surrogate courts, as well as wills in land records.
• Archives of Ontario: Accessing & Preserving Family Heirlooms
• Ancestry.ca with Lesley Anderson; Pre-Confederation Records: explore Loyalist, British Military in Canada, the Revolutionary War and early immigration records on Ancestory.ca
• Lunch on your own

GLOBAL GENEALOGY will be set up outside the Rosetti Room for the day with an excellent selection of Loyalist/American Revolutionary War material as well a significant amount of early Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes titles that are relevant to UEL settlement, and to the period of the UEL sons and daughters

Dinner & Evening Entertainment:
Dinner will be held in Burwash Hall, Victoria College at the University of Toronto. This extravagant Neo-Gothic work of turrets, gargoyles and battlements is also celebrating its centennial in 2014.

Musical performance by Muddy York. Nineteenth-century grassroots music for the twenty-first century!
Buses will shuttle us to and from Burwash Hall.

Saturday, June 7th 2014

•8 a.m. UELAC Annual General Meeting – Mountbatten Ballroom
• 1:30 p.m.Dominion Council Meeting

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.
Walking tour of historic York with Richard Fiennes-Clinton of Muddy York Walking Tours. A fascinating look at old Toronto!
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On your own to discover the joys of Toronto! The Eaton Chelsea is situated in the heart of downtown Toronto and close to major attractions such as the ROM, AGO, Ryerson Image Centre, St. Lawrence Market, not to mention shopping venues The Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge / Dundas Square, and Yorkville.

Gala Celebration – Mountbatten Ballroom

5:30 Cash Bar

Honouring the Past Dominion Presidents of the UELAC

Special Guest: to be confirmed

A concert performance from "Molly of the Mohawks", a work based on the life and work of the Mohawk Loyalist, Molly Brant. A 2009 nominee for a Native American Music Award!

Sunday, June 8th 2014

 10:30 a.m.Service of Morning Prayer in the historic Chapel of St. Alban-the-Martyr, on the Royal St. George's College grounds, Toronto.
Special permission has been granted to open the Chapel as our place of worship. The UELAC held many events here in the early days of our Association.

Lunch in the college hall.

Buses will shuttle us to and from the chapel.

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