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“Rte. Gilbert Hyatt” Road Signs to Be Unveiled

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--October 21, 2014.

Unveiling of the new road signs identifying Rte. 143 formerly designated “Rte. Gilbert Hyatt”

The members of Little Forks Branch of The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and Patrimoine-Ascott-Heritage wish to invite you to join them for the unveiling of the new road signs which will be installed on the stretch of Rte. 143 crossing the territory of Waterville, formerly known as Rte. Gilbert Hyatt.

This unveiling will take place on Monday October 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the junction of Rte. 143 and MacDonald Road.

Being a prominent Loyalist, Gilbert Hyatt is recognized as the founder of the Township of Ascott. In 1992, the Municipality of Ascot designated a stretch of Route 143 with the intention to communicate the importance of this gentleman. Following the annexation of this sector of Ascot with Waterville, which in 2005, resulted in the removal of the signs in order to standardize the whole of Rte. 143.

“It is with the aim of emphasizing the 100th anniversary of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada that our non-profit charitable organization, namely Patrimoine-Ascott-Heritage, a part of Little Forks Branch, that steps have been taken in collaboration with the Town of Waterville to revise the possibilities to integrate this historical factor into the identification on it’s municipal signs to be installed on Rte. 143. We are proud to have reached a consensus in this way to honour this historical figure – Loyalist and Founder Gilbert Hyatt.” These are the words expressed by Mrs. Bev Loomis UE, President of the Little Forks Branch UELAC.

Patrimoine-Ascott-Heritage will take advantage of this unveiling to update the participants about the ongoing projects and the eminent one that the group is planning for next year to honour the importance of Gilbert Hyatt and families.

The designated person to answer questions in English is: Bev Loomis
Tel: 819-346-6746