Mai­son Merry money still needed

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ma­gog

Ata press con­fer­ence on Mon­day, Ma­gog mayor Vicki-May Hamm an­nounced that $616,000 had been do­nated from the com­mu­nity for the Mai­son Merry, a project to trans­form the 1821 build­ing into a Lieu de me­moire citoyen which will high­light lo­cal and re­gional his­tory.

Ms. Hamm thanked in par­tic­u­lar the Ban­ner­man Foun­da­tion, ilot in­no­va­tion & cies and a donor who wished to re­main anony­mous af­ter con­tribut­ing $100,000. She also men­tioned the gen­er­ous $50,000 dona­tion from Mau­rice Pin­son­nault and thanked ev­ery­one who had con­trib­uted to the cam­paign. “This amount rep­re­sents two thirds of the ob­jec­tive of one mil­lion dol­lars which, ac­cord­ing to the struc­ture of the pro­posed fi­nanc­ing, must be col­lected from the pub­lic. We are very sat­is­fied with the re­sults ob­tained and will try to reach one mil­lion as soon as pos­si­ble,” said the mayor.

“The Mai­son Merry, once it has been ren­o­vated ac­cord­ing to this in­no­va­tive con­cept, will high­light and al­low us to share the pride of his­toric and pat­ri­mo­nial her­itage and to un­der­stand how the area was pop­u­lated as well as the evo­lu­tion of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and the cul­tural prac­tices of Ma­gog and the re­gion. We are very proud of the project and hope it will be re­al­ized as soon as pos­si­ble so that cit­i­zens and vis­i­tors can ben­e­fit fully,” con­cluded Ms. Hamm.

From left to right at the an­nounce­ment of the Mai­son Merry cam­paign re­sults were: David An­gus, donor; Alan Kezber, ilot in­no­va­tion et cies; Vicki May Hamm, mayor of Ma­gog; Mau­rice Pin­son­nault, donor; Diane Pel­letier, mu­nic­i­pal coun­sel­lor and pres­i­dent of the Com­mis­sion de la cul­ture; and Gilles Be­langer, ilot in­no­va­tion et cies.

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