Saint John, New Brunswick, UELAC 2011
The celebration of the landing of the first group of Loyalists on 18 May 1783 (and the granting of the charter of the City of Saint John on 18 May 1785). Everybody is encouraged to attend these events and to promote them to friends and neighbours.
The celebrations will start on Sunday, 15 May with a Loyalist Church Parade at Trinity Anglican Church in Saint John. Participants, in period costume if desired, will gather at 10:15 a.m. at the front of the church (i.e. at the Germain Street entrance) in preparation for the 10:30 service.
The festivities on Wednesday, 18 May will get under way at 10:15 a.m. with a concert to be presented by St. Mary's Band at City Hall Plaza. This band has a history in Saint John stretching back more than 100 years and has participated in many Loyalist Day celebrations in the past.
This will be followed at 10:30 by welcoming remarks from the gathered dignitaries and the raising of the Canadian, New Brunswick and Queen Anne flags by the colour party and dignitaries. The Mayor of Saint John will then invite all attendees to enjoy a piece of the City's birthday cake.
At noon the City will be honoured by a 21-gun salute by the 3rd Field Artillery (the Loyal Company).
We will bring the celebrations to a close with a reception and dinner to be held at the Union Club in Saint John. This historic location has been the site of many important meetings over the decades and is a wonderful place to commemorate the contributions made by our ancestors. The reception will start at 6:15 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will follow at 7:00 and then we'll be privileged to hear a presentation by noted architect John Leroux who will talk about “The Loyalist influence on Architecture”. You may reserve places at this event at a cost of $40 per person by contacting any of the persons listed below. I'd like to remind you that guests are very welcome. In fact, we would really like to open all these events to the largest possible audience. On a cautionary note, we really need to hear from you by 11 May at the latest - reservations requested after that date may be problematic.
Frances Morrisey firstname.lastname@example.org (506) 693-7054
Jim McKenzie email@example.com (506) 832-5334
Dave Laskey firstname.lastname@example.org (506) 832-2151
We look forward to seeing you at all these Loyalist Day events.
UELAC NB Branch