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.
2019 Winter/Spring Speakers :
Saturday, February 2, 2019. Travis Hill: Wampum Belts: What are they?
Travis Hill, Supervisor of Visitor Activities at Old Fort Erie, will give an introduction to wampum belts, the earliest form of agreements between Indigenous People and the British Crown.
Saturday, March 2, 2019. Daryl MacTavish: “Style Detective”
Daryl is the Programme Co-ordinator at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum/Griffin House in Ancaster. Join us for a brief yet humorous PowerPoint Presentation that uses Regency Era political cartoons and fashion plates to help anyone fascinated with the time period of Jane Austen furnish a room or decide on just the right colour to use in both fashion and home décor.
April 6, 2019. Adam Shoalts: “A History of Canada in Ten Maps”
For Adam Shoalts, intrepid Canadian explorer, “the best adventures, it seems, often start with a map.” His newest book tells stories of the last thousand years as revealed by maps drawn by early explorers who ventured into remote areas of what became Canada.
May 4, 2019. Ruth Nicholson UE: Three Loyalist Heroes
What makes a hero a hero? Ruth Nicholson looks at Robert Land, Isaac Ferriss, and John Cornwall, three very different men who were each heroes in their own way. Ruth Nicholson UE is Past President of the Hamilton Branch of UELAC.
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 non-members. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please send us an email by using the "Contact Us" tab above.
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 Niagara Falls 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.