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Peers’ Mathews United Church requests Historic designation

County. Seibel explained, the restoration proposal Council unanimously passed the motion to
outlined by the Historical Society would be approve the application for Municipal Historic
completed using matching grants through the Resource Designation of Mathews United Church.
Provincial government if awarded, and existing During the same meeting Council also passed a
grant funding through the Yellowhead County motion to approve the Municipal Historic Resource
Heritage Program, as approved. Designation for the Cooper barn located on a rural
Councillor Sandra Cherniawsky asked, "Do we property west of Edson on RR 180.
provide any money for these types of repairs The barn is a large red gambrel roofed structure
through our grant system?" Seibel replied, "Yes we with a second story loft. It represents a good
do. We have our historic resource grant, a matching example of mid-20th century barn design and the
grant of up to $5000 in a year." growing mechanization of the period.
Evansburg's Park Court School commemorated


Historic designation for Peer's Mathews United Church. by Beverley Tuftin- Jenny Seibel, Heritage all the beautiful Thank you to Edna
Poeter, Organizer C o o r d i n a t o r f o r enhanced old photos of Greenwood for her
by Dana McArthur t h e s c h o o l s a n d
Yellowhead County for students. Thank you to generous support.
On June 1 a wonderful all her help getting the It was great to see so
A Request for Decision was made to Yellowhead Joan Zaporosky, Vice many former students
County Council by Administration regarding a afternoon was spent at sign and the day's Chair of the Grande and families from near
Municipal Historic Resource Designation request the original school site of festivities to fruition. Yellowhead School and far that took the time
for Mathews United Church in Peers, during the the Park Court School A huge thank you also Division for her to attend and renew
June 6 council meeting. which opened in 1914. to Kathy Rosadiuk, from opening welcome. friendships and photos.
A completed application for Municipal Historic This school [about 10 Tipple Park Museum for
Resource Designation has been received from the kilometres north of
Peers Historical Society, the property owner of Evansburg] operated
until a larger building
Mathews United Church in Peers.
The church was built in 1927 by the community was needed.
The school was then
and is one of the earliest religious buildings built in dismantled and a larger
the area. The application included a restoration
proposal for the church to be completed by the one built on same site
Historical Society and a statement on its historical and opened in 1942. It
significance. remained in use until
The application was reviewed by the Heritage 1952 when students were
Advisory Board during their regular meeting on t r a n s p o r t e d t o
May 10, 2017 and the recommendation to Council Evansburg.
A school sign was
for Designation was passed. erected with an original
Heritage Coordinator Jenny Seibel, who made the
presentation, stated that the management of the teacher, Marion (Allan)
facility would be the responsibility of the Peers Fausak and many former
Historical Society as the owners. "Their future students present. A short
plans include having it open to the public." program and coffee and A commemorative school sign was erected at the site of the old Park Court
The Municipal Historic Resource Designation cake were then shared at School (north of Evansburg) with an original teacher, Marion (Allan) Fausak
would bring no financial obligations to Yellowhead the Park Court Hall. and many former students present.
A special thank you to

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