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Dear Ed­i­tor,

As many of you are aware, the Que­bec Lodge Foun­da­tion ex­ceeded the $1.5 mil­lion fundrais­ing tar­get and met the con­di­tions for dona­tion of the Que­bec Lodge prop­erty from the Angli­can Dio­cese of Que­bec. How­ever, plans for the re­open­ing of the chil­dren’s camp on the shores of Lake Mas­saw­ippi in 2014 have been placed on hold for the mo­ment. The pur­chaser of the por­tion of the Que­bec Lodge land sold in 2010 has launched a law­suit against the Dio­cese over the right to trans­fer own­er­ship of the re­main­ing prop­erty to the Foun­da­tion. We were all very sur­prised and dis­ap­pointed by this lat­est de­lay and have re­gret­fully sus­pended on-site work on the camp prop­erty un­til the mat­ter is set­tled in the courts.

The sup­port that we re­ceived from the com­mu­nity has been over­whelm­ing, and many in­sti­tu­tions, com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als made gen­er­ous mone­tary gifts and pledges to our cam­paign. We are con­fi­dent that the Dio­cese will pre­vail in this case and that as early as pos­si­ble in the com­ing year we will be able to pro­ceed as planned. In the mean­time, we are con­tin­u­ing to work on the Que­bec Lodge project, and we an­tic­i­pate that our five-year plan will not be sig­nif­i­cantly de­layed. We ex­tend heart­felt thanks to all of our many sup­port­ers. If you made a pledge to our project, we will be con­tact­ing you soon with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing your con­tri­bu­tion for this year. Many thanks,

The Mem­bers of the Que­bec Lodge Foun­da­tion

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