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Soon-to-be-restored Saint James Church in Hatley on the rainy day of May 9 (Photo : William Crooks)

Saint James Hatley announces Charity Lunch and Fashion Show

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative

Saint James Church in Hatley is set to host a Lunch and Fashion Show event June 14 at noon. The event aims to raise funds for the restoration of the historic building.

Tickets for the event are priced at $125, with a $50 tax receipt provided to each attendee. The function will take place at the Massawippi Union Hall, located at 813 Route 208, Hatley, Quebec. Interested parties can make reservations by visiting the website at:

Saint James Restoration Project Heads Alexandra Reid and Peter Provencher filled The Record in on all the details over the phone May 7.

“This project has been going on since 2021,” Reid said, “it’s a slow process… it’s hard to raise money.” The project has already applied for three years of grants from the Conseil du Patrimoine Religieux du Québec (CPRQ). It is also in the midst of applying to Heritage Canada.

Monies from the CPRQ will go towards restoring the building, while Heritage Canada primarily supports transforming the soon-to-be former church into a novel space for community-oriented activities. Reid said the Town of Hatley has been very supportive in helping the project navigate all the “loops and hoops” it has had to go through.

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