Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Monthly Membership Meetings are held at Betty's Restaurant in Chippawa the first Saturday of the month - February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December at 11:45 am. Our meetings begin with lunch and end with an interesting speaker.
Autumn 2019-Spring 2020 Speakers:
September 7, 2019. Ewan Wardle. "[D]ouble allowance and nothing to do": A Study of the Watercolours of Surgeon Edward Walsh.
While serving with the 49th Regiment of Foot, surgeon Edward Walsh (1756-1832) created a series of watercolours that have unique value to the scholarship of early Upper Canada. The works are important not only because they provide contemporary visual records of British North America, but because they are among the earliest views we have of many landscapes in the Niagara Region. Although these images are often reproduced in modern publications, they are rarely accompanied by scholarly information to flush out the people, places, buildings, and vessels they depict. Relying on the extensive archival research of his friend and colleague Chris Laverton, Ewan's talk explores how Walsh's works carefully document military posts at particular moments in time, and also how they communicate the surgeon's personal relationships with the subjects he portrays.
October 5, 2019. Alyssa Gomori. James Lee, UEL, the Erland Lee House Museum and the Founding of the Women’s Institute.
After the Revolutionary War, British soldier James Lee, UEL, brought his family to Saltfleet Township, now Stoney Creek. On the land grant, James’ son John Lee built the house now known as the Erland Lee House Museum. It was home to six generations of the Lee family. Descendant Erland Lee and his wife Janet, nee Chisholm, are historically significant as co-founders, along with Adelaide Hoodless, of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.
November 2, 2019. To Be Announced.
December 7, 2019. Daryl McTavish. Bah Humbug: Christmas Traditions and How they Came to Be.
Last season Daryl wowed us with pictures of Regency Life in his Style Detectives presentation. This year he returns with over 200 images of Christmas past.
February 1, 2020. Adam Shoalts. Topic to be announced.
March 7, 2020. Dr. Richard Merritt, UE. Camp Kosciuszko. More information to come.
April 4, 2020. To Be Announced.
May 2, 2020. Elaine Gill, UE. Topic to be announced.
Meetings are open to anyone interested. Come and join us for lunch, hear a great speaker. All for only $23.00 for CJB members and $30.00 for guests. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please send us an email by using the "Contact Us" tab above.
Van Valkenburgh Family Reunion
This September 15-19, 2019, the National Association of Van Valkenburgh Families (NAVVF) is having their annual family meeting at the: Four Points by Sheraton Fallsview ,
6455 Fallsview Boulevard Niagara Falls, ON, Canada L2G 3V9
This is the first such event in Canada, all previous held in the USA. Set-up is September 15, 2019, events start September 16, 2019.
Van Valkenburghs families are also Vollick, Follick, Falcon, Flack, Fraelick, etc. and can still be found all over Ontario.
Click HERE to get more information about this exciting event!
President: Dale Flagler, UE
Vice President: Wendy Broda, UE
Past President: Carol Cox, UE
Treasurer: Linda Prytula, UE
Secretary: Tim Lowrey, UE
Membership: Errol Wilson
Genealogist: Wendy Broda, UE
Director at Large: Eugene Oatley, UE
Program Chair: Janet Hodgkins, UE
If you are interested in applying for a certificate for your Loyalist ancestor, contact
CJB Branch Genealogist Wendy Broda.