A donation of $7300 to the Ukrainian Refugee Committee – Sutton

(Photo credit :  Danny Landry) | Photo in front from left to right : (Sutton): Liane Bruneau, Gisèle Bolduc, Gillian MacCormack; Agathe Frenette (Abercorn); Lili de Grandpré (Sutton) | Back photo from left to right : Janie Barakett (Knowlton); (Sutton): Michel Lafrance, Bryan MacCormack, David James | Absent from the photo : Karen Kaderavek (Sutton); Scott Woolweaver, (Boston, Mass., USA); Veronica Redgrave (Montreal); Muriel Luderowski (Keene, N.Y., USA)


On Friday, September 2nd, in front of Sutton’s Town Hall, Gillian MacCormack, Agathe Frenette, president of the Abercorn Culture and Heritage Association (ACPA) and Gisèle Bolduc presented a cheque for $7,300 to Liane Bruneau and Michel Lafrance, members of the Committee for Ukrainian Refugees – Sutton.   This generous donation came from the Music and Art for Ukrainian Refugees fundraising event held on August 7th in Abercorn’s small Anglican church under the auspices of the ACPA. 

Gillian MacCormack, who initiated the event, was able to bring together a large number of people from the region and from Montreal, internationally acclaimed musicians such as Karen Kaderavek, American-Canadian cello soloist, Scott Woolweaver, principal viola of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and David James, renowned for his glass, stainless steel and granite sculptures, as well as a large number of sponsors.  Musical performances, auctioned art, the use of the church, wine and snacks were all donated. 

To date, Sutton has welcomed five Ukrainian refugee families, representing 15 new arrivals.  This philanthropic gesture allows the Committee for Ukrainian Refugees – Sutton to help these families integrate into their new environment by providing financial assistance as well as help in finding housing and basic necessities, employment and French-language classes, among others

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