The Dauphin Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24th at the Family History Centre, 403 Whitmore Ave. W., Dauphin, MB at 7:00 pm. The agenda will include presentations of committee reports, election of officers and discussion of activities for the upcoming year.
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 a Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It honoured three families from the Dauphin area known to be descended from United Empire Loyalists – McPhee, Scrase and Strang. Riverside is the first cemetery in Manitoba to have one of the plaques installed, donated by the local history group in memory of Margaret Scrase.
The title “United Empire Loyalist” is given to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution. They left behind homes, businesses, developed farms and most of their possessions accumulated during their time in the 13 colonies, to start over as Canada’s first refugees. The Assiniboine Branch of the UELAC is planning more plaque dedications in the coming months.
(Information courtesy of the Dauphin Herald newspaper).
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At the Annual General Meeting on January 25, the following people were elected to the Executive of the Dauphin Branch:
- President Virginia Fox
- Past President/MGS Liaison Don White
- Vice President-Heritage Roger Hill
- Treasurer Norine Mason
- Secretary/Advertising Shirle McGimpsey
- Memb. Secretary/Head Phoner Marilyn Strang
- Photographer Grant Rayson
- Obituary Scrapbook/Card File Darlene Rayson
- Obituary Index cards Tammy Zurba
- Phoners Lee Miedl, Gloria Baxter, Wanda Korman
Dauphin Heritage Day Fair
The Dauphin Branch is taking a display to the Heritage Fair on Saturday/Sunday, February 16th & 17th, 2018.
The Dauphin Branch held their turkey Christmas dinner on Thursday, November 30th at the Seniors’ Center. We had an enjoyable evening.
The A.G.M. will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. at the Family History Center. Everyone is welcome. The new Executive will be elected.
Dauphin Branch will host a booth at the Heritage Days held at Marketplace Mall, Friday, Feb. 17 10-5 and Saturday, Feb. 18 10-4. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Dauphin Pioneers Association and the 125th anniversary of the Dauphin Agricultural Society.
The Annual meeting of the Dauphin Branch of M.G.S. will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Family History Center at 7:00 pm. There will be committee reports, election of officers and a discussion of activities for this year. Everyone welcome. They are also planning to take their display to the Heritage Day Fair at the Market Place Mall on Friday/Saturday, February17/18, in the hopes of attracting new members.
Seminar – Saturday, October 15
The Dauphin Branch of MGS is hosting a seminar on a) Family Research using Google and b) an update on DNA technology on Saturday, October 15th, 10 am – 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Kirby Ave. E., Dauphin, MB. The guest speaker will be Bill Curtis, MGS Education and Outreach Coordinator. Cost is $25.00 including lunch. Please pre-register at 204-638-3228. The seminar is open to everyone. Sponsor: Zaplitny – Zamrykut Accounting.
In September 2015 the Dauphin Branch donated a bench to the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It provides a place where people can sit and enjoy the peace of our cemetery and reminisce about their loved ones buried there. Many people have been seen sitting there, reading or just looking around. The donation was reported in the Dauphin Herald and people have contacted the Dauphin Branch about how they could do the same for a cemetery they visited.
Our next meeting will be on April 21st at 7:00 P.M. at the Dauphin Family History Center. Dean Durston will give a presentation from the Dauphin Pioneer’s Assoc. This will be a very informative evening.
For your information: Members of the Dauphin Pioneer’s Assoc. are families of the settlers that came to the Dauphin district before the Canadian Northern Railway was opened to Dauphin in 1896. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary, as an organization, this year. Some of our Branch members are families of these settlers. It will be a very interesting evening as many people do not know who the first settlers were.
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