The significance of Johnson Hall in telling the story of so many United Empire Loyalists
cannot be underestimated.
As refugees, the United Empire Loyalists
depended on their kinship with their Indigenous partners in order to survive on these lands.
I would like to share a few of Noreen's exceptional contributions to both The United Empire Loyalists
' Association of Canada and Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch.
A video of the presentation in the Admiral Digby Museum entitled "United Empire Loyalist
Certificate of Descent Presentation" has been prepared and can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/yZzhpill_w0
The United Empire Loyalists
' Association of Canada By-laws, Article III, Section 3.4 allows for each Member to have one (1) vote.
Through the efforts of former MHS President Margaret Carter and others, a ceremony in the provincial legislature on 19 September rededicated a plaque commemorating the United Empire Loyalists
on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and the 85th Anniversary of the founding of the UEL Manitoba branch.
Originally settled by United Empire Loyalists
and immigrants from the British Isles, Quebec's Eastern Townships had long had a very English population that was well served by many protestant churches including St.
English speakers who arrived in Lower Canada (Quebec) after the Conquest, or as United Empire Loyalists
following the American Revolution, were primarily Anglican.
Many Canadians know that black United Empire Loyalists
immigrated to Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, but how many know that a large number found conditions so intolerable that they then fled to Africa?
Following the American War of Independence, United Empire Loyalists
amalgamated with the already settled Protestant factions, swinging the balance away from any Catholic majority.
I am a descendant of one of four men named John Ryckman on the Loyalist Directory of United Empire Loyalists
' Association of Canada.