Loyalist Gilbert Hyatt to be re-honored
The members of the Little Forks Branch of The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and Patrimoine-Ascott-Heritage wish to invite the public 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 Route Gilbert Hyatt.
This unveiling will take place on Monday, October 27th, 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. The annexation of this sector of Ascot with Waterville, in 2005, resulted in the removal of the signs in order to standard- ize 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, has taken steps in collaboration with the Town of Waterville to revise the possibilities to integrate this historical factor into the identification on its 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,” commented 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.