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IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP 
OR BECOME A NEW MEMBER

Dear Charles Macdonald House of Centreville Members and Supporters,

We hope you had a great holiday season! The new year means it is time to renew your Membership. Memberships are annual, and fees help us with the running of the galleries, houses, and the grounds of this unique historic property.

Every up-to-date membership comes with the opportunity to stay at the Blue Cottage at Huntington Point, NS.​ If you'd like to get a membership or renew your current membership for 2022, please follow the instructions on the MEMBERSHIP page.

Sincerely, 
The Charles Macdonald Concrete House of Centreville Board of Directors

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

This December we shared on social media that the Charles Macdonald Concrete House is in much need of repairs. In 2020, we secured Provincial and Municipal funding to hire a heritage architect to develop a restoration plan. We've learned that the Concert House will need $600,000 over the next 3 years to restore and preserve the building for future generations.

We have applied for grants and funding from all levels of government, but while we wait to hear back, the rain and snow continue causing damage to the building. As the Concrete Society, we urgently need to raise $90,000 ourselves in 2022 to pay for immediate repairs which include: 
 

1. Installation of a heating system.

2. Immediate repairs to secure the roof structure.

3. Properly secure and store our art collection.


We'll be initiating a number of fundraisers throughout this coming year to support these efforts. If you're interested in helping us in any way, please reach out! Our team of volunteers need all the support we can get to save this local landmark! 

Donations can be made here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/charles-macdonald-house-of-centreville-society/

SOME GOOD NEWS!

The Heat Pump has been installed! 


Since our initial call for donations on Facebook and Instagram this December, we've been able to raise enough funding to go ahead this week with installing a heat pump! While there are still some ongoing heating costs we will need to raise money for, we're so excited to be making progress towards our annual 2022 goals!

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The Architects Report

For questions about our restoration charlesmacdonaldsociety@gmail.com