Maison Merry money still needed
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.