The year 2014 marks
the centennial of the incorporation of the United Empire Loyalists'
Association of Canada.
Canadian society has
experienced tremendous change since 1914; throughout that history, the
UELAC has steadfastly held onto its core values of preserving,
defending and honouring the efforts of their Loyalist ancestors.
These remarkable people helped form a country built on the principles
of peace and order at a time when violence and chaos threatened to
engulf a continent.
The United Empire
Loyalists' Association of Canada has developed an initiative with the
goal to raise funds for a special centennial commemoration.
Project 2014 is a Dominion-wide effort in which each Branch holds
events and sells items with a portion of the profits earmarked for a general Project
The exact nature of
this commemoration has yet to be determined; possibilities may include
a statue, memorial or other permanent reminder although other concepts
are also under consideration.
Such an undertaking
of this magnitude requires not only significant resources, but
extensive planning and development.
Since its inception
in 1914, the UELAC has touched the lives of generations of Canadians.
Many thousands more have learned about the Loyalists who fled from
their rebellious and lawless homelands to
seek a more orderly and fair society.
The Association has
much to celebrate. With national recognition, the
UELAC remains a vibrant and vital
organization which reaches to
educate and remind Canadians of their collective history. Such a
status surely deserves a lasting tribute to the Association and its
By any measure, one
hundred years is a longevity to which few heritage organizations can
lay claim. This success may be attributed to many aspects of the
Association not the least of which is the universal pride of one's
As the UELAC begins its
bicentenary, we should be mindful of not only past accomplishments but
future challenges as well. As we celebrate our ancestors, let us
look forward to our descendants who must carry on with the spirit of
conviction of the original Loyalists.
A lasting tribute which
celebrates the past while serving as a reminder for the future would
be a fitting gesture indeed.
To support or enquire about the
Project 2014 effort, please contact Dominion office at:
The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada
Dominion Office - The George Brown House
50 Baldwin St., Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L4
of the Branches may be able to provide details and/or merchandise with
respect to Project 2014.
For a downloadable PDF or Word file
of available Project 2014 items for sale, please select either of the