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The Edmonton Branch celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a banquet on 8 May 2007.

Branch President, Al Dodd, was Master of Ceremonies, Paul Robinson Paul Robinson is the name of:

In sport:
  • Paul Robinson (goalkeeper) (born 1979), English football goalkeeper, currently playing for England and Tottenham Hotspur
 UE gave a toast to the Queen, Diana French gave a short historical summary as a toast to the Association and Heather Traub noted some highlights in our ancestors' lives in her toast to the Loyalist loyalist

American colonist loyal to Britain in the American Revolution. About one-third of American colonists were loyalists, including officeholders who served the British crown, large landholders, wealthy merchants, Anglican clergy and their parishioners, and Quakers.
 Ancestors. Our very own Rev. Dr. Lloyd Fourney UE said Grace.

It was fitting that member Don Chapman UE received his UELAC UELAC United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada  certificate from Peter Johnson Peter Johnson (born 1940[1]), is a Birkenhead based business man and football investor.

The son of a butcher, Johnson helped build the family business into Park Foods, the leading supplier of Christmas hampers in the early 1990's.
 UE as their respective fathers attended school together. Don then introduced Peter as the guest speaker.

Peter's presentation was about the military aspects of Loyalists as he has been a military reenactor for many years. He was wearing his "less important" uniform as a safety precaution against airlines losing his luggage. He described it and explained that having the buttons grouped together in twos meant that it was the 2nd Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York The King's Royal Regiment of New York was one of the first Loyalist regiments raised (June 19 1776) in Canada during the American Revolution.

Raised by exiled Loyalist leader Sir John Johnson from American refugees fleeing Patriot persecution, the regiment served with
. At the beginning of hostilities, uniforms were generally green but later most changed to red like the British regiments. We were reminded that some Loyalists could have served in various regiments over the course of their military careers. Often people of the same regiment settled in the same areas. Peter encouraged us to research the Muster Rolls, books and web sites to discover the history of our ancestors Our Ancestors (Italian: I Nostri Antenati) is the name of Italo Calvino's "heraldic trilogy" that comprises The Cloven Viscount (1952), The Baron in the Trees (1957), and The Nonexistent Knight (1959). . Peter also recognized the Loyalists who were in non-military roles. Many were women who kept the homes and businesses while possible and supported the cause in various other ways. At the conclusion of Peter's talk, Fran Losie UE presented him with a framed silkscreen print entitled "Aurora Borealis aurora borealis (bôr'ēăl`ĭs) and aurora australis (ôstrā`lĭs), luminous display of various forms and colors seen in the night sky. " by George Weber on behalf of the branch.

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Betty Fladager UE gave a summary of the Edmonton Branch history from the first two groups formed and disbanded prior to each of the World Wars to the present Branch chartered twenty years TWENTY YEARS. The lapse of twenty years raises a presumption of certain facts, and after such a time, the party against whom the presumption has been raised, will be required to prove a negative to establish his rights.
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 ago. She also mentioned that two of the inaugural Executive members were present, Paul Robinson UE (President) and Barbara Roth UE (Vice-President).

President Al Dodd UE presented Long Service Certificates to Betty Fladager UE for thirty-seven years of continuous service with Calgary and Edmonton Branches and to Margaret Best UE (who was not present) Paul Robinson UE and Fran Losie UE each of whom had given twenty years of continuous service to the Branch.

A special thanks to Fran Losie UE and Shona Wards UE for their hard work in convening a most successful Annual Banquet.

Following the May 8th celebration, a social luncheon was held on May 26th at an Edmonton restaurant. Some former Branch members attended and two new members were present. These socials are popular and give everyone time to share ancestral histories.

The Edmonton Branch, in fulfilling its Mission Statement "To Raise Awareness in Northern Alberta Norhern Alberta is a region located in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Its primary industry is oil and gas, with large heavy oil reserves being exploited at the Athabasca Oil Sands and Wabasca Area in the east of the region.
 of Loyalist History", is willing to suggest UEL UEL University of East London (UK)
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UEL Upper Earnings Limit (UK tax/pensions)
UEL United Empire Loyalist
 topics and resources to teachers and students planning to create displays for the Edmonton Historica Fair 2008. Fran Losie UE attended the Edmonton 2007 Historica Fair and found that a display had a Loyalist twist to it. The spelling of the family name "Thouin" had become "Twa" when a marriage took place with a Loyalist family who didn't pronounce the name in the French manner. The boy in the photo is Paul Twa who is home-schooled and gave an excellent presentation. His mother won a Teacher Prize at the 2007 Historica Fair.

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On 5 December, Branch member Marion Rex, was recognized as one of six recipients in Alberta for the Wild Rose Foundation Stars of Alberta 2006 Volunteer Awards, sponsored by the government, for the work she does in several volunteer organizations. She has also received several high-level awards for her teaching attributes in the Separate School system and is currently President of the Alberta Genealogical ge·ne·al·o·gy  
n. pl. ge·ne·al·o·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.

2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
 Society--Edmonton Branch, as well as Grants Chair of the Alberta Genealogical Society--Provincial Board. She is a very dedicated lady.

Betty Fladager EU, Edmonton Branch Secretary
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Title Annotation:Branch News HIGHLIGHTS; Edmonton Branch
Author:Fladager, Betty
Publication:The Loyalist Gazette
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Date:Sep 22, 2007
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