March 15, 2017
The Glengarry News, Page 12
Glengarry Historical Society president Richard Bleile (far left) and board member David Anderson present $5,000 to the Glengarry Fencibles Trust board treasurer Dane Lanken, president Brenda Baxter and vice-president Allan Macdonell. The donation will go towards the Fencibles Trust’s revitalization plan for the Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s. The group continues its campaign to raise as much money as it can by March 31 to be eligible for a Parks Canada matching grant. While the goal is $1 million, Mrs. Baxter stated that the group does not need to reach its target to qualify for the grant. “Dollar for dollar Parks Canada will match every donation Glengarry Fencibles Trust receives by March 31.” The not-for-profit citizens group wants to revitalize the landmark, the home of Rev. Alexander Macdonell, the first bishop of Upper Canada who established the foothold of Catholicism west of modern-day Québec and also played an integral role in bringing many Catholic Highlanders to Glengarry in the early 19th Century. PHOTO COURTESY BRENDA BAXTER
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