Conservation Of The Pères de Sainte-Croix Estate in Lac-Simon – Press conference – Invitation

Domaine des pères Ste-CroixYou are cordially invited to a press conference about the ESTATE OWNED BY THE PERES DE SAINTE-CROIX in Lac-Simon. This Quebec cultural and natural gem is targeted by developers and its very existence is threatened. For that reason, local people and cultural actors have felt the need to get involved.

They are giving this press conference to announce that a request for a heritage site designation has been sent to the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec. The Municipality of Lac-Simon has already designated the estate as heritage site. The new request aims to fully preserve it for the enjoyment of the whole community and of future generations.

The 48-acre estate occupies a gorgeous setting on the shore of lac Simon and includes two ancient buildings of high patrimonial value, a scenicfootpath dotted with stations of the cross, two wayside crosses, an old private cemetery, an ancient forest and a moist meadow. Its shoreline and forest cover are in a pristine state. This cultural and natural jewel must be preserved at all cost.

Several well-known experts in the fields of history and heritage preservation will be on hand to explain its cultural and environmental value for the people of Quebec. Many others active in various fields have already expressed public support for the designation.

DATE: Friday July 26, 2013
TIME: 10h30
LOCATION: Centre des sports et des loisirs, 73 Hôtel-de-ville St., 2nd floor, Chénéville

Open to all, including children, this meeting is organized by the Regroupement de citoyens pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine du Domaine des Pères de Sainte-Croix, in collaboration with the Association des propriétaires du Lac-Simon and the Association des propriétaires du secteur de la Baie-Groulx.

Refreshments and snacks will be served afterwards.

Contact: Chantal Crête
819-921-0577 Lac-Simon, Tuesday July 23, 2013

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