Greg Monforton & Partners is sponsoring the Memphis Jazz & Soul for Belle Vue at Artisan Grill in Amherstburg on Monday, October 29. All proceeds from the event go to Belle Vue Conservancy, a national historic site made famous during the War of 1812.
The event takes place from six to 10 p.m. on Monday, October 29 and consists of an authentic Memphis-style dinner presented by Executive Chef Matthew Johnston and his team and a show, starring Renee King-Jackson & Her Fabulous Foursome.
Tickets are $80 per person and you can pay by cash or a cheque made out to Belle Vue Conservancy.
About Belle Vue Conservancy
Belle Vue Conservancy is the fund-raising arm responsible for acquisition and restoration of Belle Vue National Historic site (c. 1816). This was the home of the Deputy Assistant Commissary General at Fort Malden during the War of 1812. It was also the home of Margaret and Catherine Reynolds, whose landscape paintings provide an invaluable record of early 19th century life in Upper Canada. Their works hang in the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Windsor Community Museum, Fort Malden NHSC, and Library and Archives Canada.
For over 200 years Belle Vue has stood majestically overlooking Detroit River as a reminder of a town and nation rebuilding after the War of 1812. Belle Vue has been unoccupied since 2001 and in 2009 was placed on the Top Ten Endangered Places List by Heritage Canada Foundation.
Our partner Brad Robitaille was involved with this project a couple of years ago when he and many others lobbied The Town of Amherstburg to buy Belle Vue for the purpose of restoring and re-purposing the structure. The Town agreed to buy the property - much stabilization and restoration work has been done and much more is planned. The Conservancy has raised about $500,000 but needs more than double that amount to get matching funds from various levels of government.