MGC Event Archives:
APRIL 26, 2012
United Empire Loyalists
Our guest speaker was Shirley Dargatz, President of the Chilliwack Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (UELAC).
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada.
In the main, the United Empire Loyalists were those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war.
In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many who live elsewhere in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, or in nearly any other country round the world are also of Loyalist descent.
This April presentation gave background on the UELs, and then told about how we prove our lineage back to our Loyalist Ancestors.
MISSION HERITAGE WEEK 2013:
MGC teamed up with the Mission Historical Society on February 24th at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on 7th Avenue in Mission for a Pioneer Tea and a display of information and artifacts to introduce the club to the community at large.
Mission Heritage Week 2014, February 20, 2014
FIELD TRIP TO GRANNY & GRUMPA'S ANTIQUES, ABBOTSFORD January 28, 2012
On Saturday, January 28th, 2012 MGC met to visit Granny & Grumpa's Antiques on the Schweigert's farm at 37936 Wells Line Road in Abbotsford. If you haven't visited this place, you surely ought to... it is a remarkable collection of almost everything you can imagine. Cheerful and hospitable John & Marian Schweigert believe they have assembled the largest single private collection of antiques in the entire Province. There are many historical objects which our ancestors would have used in their day-to-day lives. Admission is by donation, and visitors are welcome to come and relax for as much time as you would need to explore this fantastic place.