Thank you to the descendants of the PEI Fathers of Confederation who attended the reception, tours, history circle and the “Descendants of the Fathers of Confederation Pace” that our Society hosted from September 11 to 13, 2014. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around the Island of your ancestors.
Sept 11, 2014 Welcome Descendants
The Welcome Reception featured a perfect meet and greet atmosphere. Cousins who had never met face to face did so for the first time. Some of the descendants of the PEI Fathers of Confederation are pictured here as the evening unfolded. Special thanks to volunteers with the society and to the Campbell family for providing the venue for the Society to host the event. Click on the photos for a larger view.
Sept 12, 2014 History Circle presentation by Dr Edward MacDonald
Dr Ed MacDonald’s presentation on the PEI Fathers of Confederation featured a thumbnail sketch on each of the seven Fathers. It was delivered with good humour and a straight forward presentation of the facts. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Please click on the photos for a larger view.
Sept 13, 2014 Tours
Descendants of the Fathers followed in the footsteps of their famous ancestor during the custom designed tours presented by the Genealogical Society on Saturday. Highlights included a visit to Government House “Fanningbank”, family homes where known (extant or not) and other Island buildings that are part of the legacy. Final resting places were included and a tour of PEI Brewing Company proved popular especially given the Confederation Theme the company has adopted as part of its brand.
The PEI Genealogical Society thanks the descendants who took part and hopes that our efforts have enhanced the special connection that you have with Prince Edward Island. September 13 was a beautiful day and many photos were taken. Here are a few, please click on the photos for a larger view. (There are more to come, stay tuned)