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UELAC Annual Conference
7-10 July 2016


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Spring Lecture, April 13th 2016

The Life and Times of Thomas Peters

 
The NB Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada invites you to our spring lecture on April 13th, at 7 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square. Our guest speaker will be David Peters, who returns after delivering a thought-provoking speech on Black Loyalists last year. This time, Peters will discuss the life and times of his ancestor, Thomas Peters, who fled slavery during the American War of Independence and settled in Nova Scotia before leading other Black Loyalists to establish the country of Sierra Leonne in West Africa.
 
David Peters is a native of Saint John. 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.


Loyalist Day Ceremony

18th May (10:15 am)

The public is invited to celebrate the arrival of the Loyalist refugees in Saint John at this year's Loyalist Day ceremony in the Market Square Atrium. Arriving on the shores of this rocky refuge on May 18th, 1783, the Loyalist exodus from New York City to Saint John led to the founding of our city two years later on May 18th, 1785. St. Mary's Band will deliver a concert at 10:15 am, followed by remarks from both provincial and municipal dignitaries and the reading of the Loyalist Day proclamation. Members of the Loyalist Association will be present in period dress, and Saint John's official birthday cake will be cut and shared with those in attendance following the ceremony.

At 12:00 noon the guns of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company) will fire their customary 21-gun salute. The New Brunswick Museum will also be open free of admission courtesy of International Museums Day.

The Loyalist Day ceremony is organised by the New Brunswick Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada.

For more information, please call 632-3485.






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