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UELAC Conference 2007.

31 May-3 June

Windsor Ontario

Holiday Inn Select

Join us for a weekend of fun and excitement in Canada's most southern city.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 31--Following registration, board the bus and join us for "A Reception Along The River". On the way you will see the historic Roman Catholic Assumption Church and Cemetery, the University of Windsor and the Odette Sculpture Gardens.

The Art Gallery of Windsor will host our reception featuring art, music, local dignitaries and fine wine from local vineyards. This will be topped off with appetizers prepared by The Bamboo Catering Company. You will be blown away by the best view in town: the Detroit River and City skyline, the view of the Ambassador Bridge and the lovely parks on he Canadian side of the river. Don't forget your camera.

Friday, June 1--Tours of Olde Sandwich Towne and historic Amherstburg. Established in 1796 after the American Revolution by the terms of the Jay Treaty signed in 1794, the Sandwich neighbourhood on Windsor's west side is home to the oldest buildings in the city: The Duff-Baby House, The McGregor-Cowan House, plus St. John Anglican Church Cemetery as well as a host of murals. Amherstburg grew as a garrison town in 1796 just below Fort Malden, which was established to replace Fort Lernoult at Detroit. The day will include visits to Fort Malden, Old Navy Yard Park, Christ Church Anglican and the North American Black Historical Museum.

Seminars featuring guest speakers Ken Turner UE of the Essex County Historical Cemeteries' Preservation Society and Elise Harding-Davis of the North American Black Historical Museum. Branch genealogists workshops are to be announced.

Evening Dinner Theatre at Mackenzie Hall in Olde Sandwich. For over one hundred years, Mackenzie Hall was home to Essex County's criminal courts. Now the trials are back and they're more fun than ever! Our group will take part in a first-degree murder trial in this historic courtroom. You'll get to decide if the defendant is innocent or if he or she should head for the gallows!

Saturday, June 2--Annual General Meeting in the morning followed by the June Council Meeting. Small branch sales and promotions tables will be available for your viewing pleasure. The AGM is free of charge. The buffet lunch will be provided for those with tickets.

Saturday Evening--Costume Parade lead by the fife and drum. Dinner catered by the famous Tunnel Barbeque. The guest speaker is a real local historian, author, publisher, poet, editor, professor and award-winning writer.

Sunday, June 3--Join us for Church services at St. John Anglican Church, the oldest Anglican Church west of Niagara. Luncheon will be served in St. John's Church Hall. Details will be posted on our branch website www.uelbicentennial.org.

Check out: http://www.visitwindsor.com/main.htm for more things to do in town, including Ontario's only woodcarving museum. See you there!

Kimberly Hurst UE, 3265 Russell Street

Olde Sandwich Towne, Windsor, Ontario N9C 1E5 1-519-971-2932 uelac2007@aol.com
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Title Annotation:At The End Of The Trail
Publication:The Loyalist Gazette
Article Type:Calendar
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Sep 22, 2006
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