Through collaboration and partnerships, the Belle Vue Conservancy has been dedicated to raising one million dollars for Phase 1 of restoration to secure; a new roof, windows, gutters and foundation work. These core repairs are of absolute urgency in order to stabilize the house after years of severe neglect.The Town, as owner of the property, is responsible for repairs to the interior of the house and grounds although we do help out with occasional volunteer yard cleanups.
The roof was completed in 2019 and we are now concentrating on windows to be installed once the building is occupied. We have focused on raising money through assigning naming rights to windows of the Belle Vue house, including memorial windows, until such time as large gatherings are permitted for fundraising events.
ABOUT BELLE VUE CONSERVANCY
On July 15 and 16, 2017, members of the Belle Vue Conservancy, concerned citizens and the
Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society banded together and armed with clippers,
shovels and other gardening implements reclaimed the grounds of Belle Vue. This labour of love
transformed the long-neglected historic site to one of hope and new beginnings.
The Belle Vue Conservancy extends its sincerest gratitude to our generous donors for their extraordinary commitment and financial support. The gifts made by individuals, corporations and foundations make a significant impact on restoration efforts that are underway.
With your generosity, we will open Belle Vue’s doors again! THANK YOU!
Robert & Debra Honor
Dr. Roy Petras & family
Christopher & Janet Willoughby
HERITAGE DONOR $1000 to $4999
Ron and Mary Beth Burns
Shirley Curson Prue
Health First Pharmacy
David and Lynne Fox
We also thank the many FRIENDS OF BELLE VUE for their kind donations!
LEGACY DONOR (Room Naming Program) $100,000
Gatfield Family Foundation
KEYSTONE DONOR (Window Program) $20,000
Shaanti International Museum of Costumes and Dolls
Susan, Theresa and Cathy Whelan
PATRON DONOR $10,000 to $19,999
Colleen and Richard Peddie
PALLADIAN DONOR $5000 to $9,999
Bicentennial Branch UELCAC United Empire Loyalist
Shirley Curson- Prue
Mary Anne Adam
Dr. John Carter
A director and founding member of the Conservancy, was instrumental in writing our operating guidelines and in leveraging support for many of our initiatives. A kind, generous man with an ironic sense of humour and dry wit, he dearly loved Belle Vue for her history and promising future. A fund is dedicated to the purchase of a window in his memory.