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Thanks to everyone!

What a resounding success! The totals are just in, and we can proudly announce that the 3rd Annual Beaverdams Church Yard Sale brought in nearly $1000 more than last year. Of the nearly $3700, $900 came in donations – trebling that of last … Continue reading

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“Beaverdams Church: Its Past, Present and Future”

So was the title of the presentation given by vice president Melanie Battell and consulting engineer Mark Shoalts at the Ontario Heritage Conference Niagara 2015 earlier in the month. It would be an understatement to say that the Friends’ participation … Continue reading

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And the answer is …

An innocuous enough question (“Where are the highest tides in the world recorded?”) launched the second annual Trivia Night at Trinity United Church on October 4th. Eighty-three more questions and 16 visual identifications – along with a lot of huddled … Continue reading

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As then, so too today

In keeping with the theme of resurrecting archival material pertaining to the restoration of Beaverdams Church, this recently emerged: an agreement between the church trustees and various neighbours to commit funds for its upkeep. We read that the trustees desired … Continue reading

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Past improvements

In 1865, the trustees of Beaverdams Church calculated the cost of “moneys expended … for fencing and other expenses.” The total was $242.70 (although most of this seems to have been due on account to the builder, Beatty & Sons). … Continue reading

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A Foundation Piece

The Friends of Beaverdams Church are excited to announce that restoration work on the church is anticipated to begin in a few short months, in Spring 2014. The first step will be to stabilize the 12 supporting posts along the … Continue reading

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Arts, Crafts and More Support

Beaverdams Church Board and Friends were out again in force this past weekend at the 35th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale at Thorold Secondary School, drumming up support for the restoration process. And, success was achieved modestly – but with … Continue reading

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Memories of another wedding …

Chantelle and Justin’s wedding a couple of weeks ago reminded us how, for over a century, historic Beaverdams church is and has been popular for weddings. Since then, we have received more photos of another wedding: that of Ashley and Mike … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead to the spring!

This summery respite is sure to remind us that our work is not done yet in the garden. And, no better time is it than now to plant spring bulbs! Once again, the Friends of historic Beaverdams Church are hosting … Continue reading

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What a success!

The first annual Beaverdams Church Yard Sale was a resounding success! Thanks to Donna and David Cowan along with Board member Helene Miller and students from Thorold Secondary School, the set-up began on Friday of gazebos and tables. Back again … Continue reading

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