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Renew Your Membership for 2015!

Pre-completed renewal forms were sent to all members by the end of November, 2014.

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Loyalist Day Commemorations - May 18th

The public is invited to celebrate the arrival of our city's Loyalist founders on May 18th, 1783 and the incorporation of our city on the same day in 1785. This year's ceremony features St. Mary's Band and speeches by notable dignitaries. Members of the Association will be in period dress and the City of Saint John's birthday cake will be cut and served following the ceremony. The festivities begin at 10:00 AM with a concert in the Market Square Atrium.

Following the ceremony, join the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company) on Pugsley Wharf at 12:00 Noon for their firing of the 21-gun salute. A long-time tradition in the Loyalist City, Saint John is the only non-capital city in Canada that can have such a salute without the presence of royalty, a privilege granted to us in commemoration of the significance of the Loyalists.

The Loyalist House and New Brunswick Museum will provide free admission in the afternoon.

Our annual Banquet will be held at the Union Club in the evening. The speaker will be Robert Pichette, who designed the New Brunswick Flag. He is Dauphin Herald Extraordinary and he will give a presentation on "Royal Heraldry in New Brunswick" with illustrations that range from the small Arms of King Louis XV on an Acadian mission to a chalice of Queen Victoria. The dinner will be Maple Glazed Salmon at $40.00 each.  Tickets may be purchased from Jim McKenzie at our April 9th meeting or you may call him at 832-5334 and he will mail them to you. The evening will begin with cocktails  at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:00.

Spring 2015 Meeting

Black Settlements in New Brunswick

by David Peters

April 9th at 7:00 pm
Stone Church Hall, 87 Carleton Street, Saint John NB

Hear about our province's early black settlements, including Loch Lomond, Willow Grove and others, settled by American Loyalists and later Black settlers in the early 1800s.

David Peters is a native of Saint John and a direct descendant of loyalist Thomas Peters, who led the expedition to Sierra Leonne. He's a retired educator and a co-founder of PRUDE and the New Brunswick Black Historical Society. Peters hosted and produced two 10 hour black history programs, one called PRUDE Speaks and the other Afro Vision. He's also a well-accomplished chef and has been lecturing and researching in New Brunswick for over forty years.

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