Bon­nie Glen re­nais­sance

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

Beau­ti­ful. That’s how Jan Buck­land de­scribed the re­built Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion.

Mrs. Buck­land and her hus­band, Art, were at the North Glen­garry in­sti­tu­tion on Satur­day evening to cel­e­brate their 55th wed­ding an­niver­sary. Theirs was the first func­tion to take place in the Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion since it was dam­aged by a fire in May of 2016.

“It’s very el­e­gant,” Mrs. Buck­land said. “It’s got an ex­panded kitchen and some nice chan­de­liers up in the beams. And there’s lots of room to hang your coats.”

When asked if she thinks the new ver­sion is bet­ter than the old ver­sion, Mrs. Buck­land replied: “Oh yes, it’s 75 per cent nicer.”

The Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion’s owner, Michel Diotte, in­tends to hold an open house on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. There will be a light lunch and do­na­tions will be ac­cepted for on­go­ing re­pair work.

Mr. Diotte says that the in­fra­struc­ture of the new Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion is sound. It’s just that some of the ex­tra work – shelf in­stal­la­tion, some eave­stroughs, a lit­tle bit of dry­wall – was not cov­ered by the fire in­surance money.

SCOTT CARMICHAEL PHO­TOS

DOU­BLE CEL­E­BRA­TION: Art and Jan Buck­land of Mart­in­town cel­e­brated their 55th wed­ding an­niver­sary at a party held at the newly-re-opened Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion Satur­day night. Bon­nie Glen co-owner Michel Diotte, far right, and his wife, Cé­line Séguin, also had rea­son to cel­e­brate. The Buck­lands’ party was the first event held at the re­built hall.

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