2020 Dauphin Branch Executive
President: Tammy Zurba email@example.com
Vice President: VACANT
Past President: Virginia Fox firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Treasurer Wanda Korman email@example.com
MGS Liaison Don White firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: P.O Box 81, Dauphin MB R7N 2T9
Meetings: Held the fourth Thursday of the month, except for June, July, August and December, at the Dauphin Family History Centre.
The Dauphin Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, January 24, 2020 at the Family History Centre, 403 Whitmore Ave. W., Dauphin, MB at 7:00 pm. The agenda included presentation of committee reports, election of officers and discussion of activities for the upcoming year.
United Empire Loyalist Plaque Dedication – Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin
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).
For more information, see the following websites:
A Piece of Manitoba History about to be Restored
One of the oldest cemeteries in Manitoba is calling on members of the McKenzie family to help restore a historical gravesite. Shirle McGimpsey from Dauphin Branch alerted MGS about this news item – her fourth great grandparents are buried in the plot.
The Dauphin Branch has donated a bench to the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin (see photo below). 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 donate a bench for another cemetery.