Established in 1882, Cannington Manor Provincial Park brought the cultural and recreational life of the English upper class society. Thoroughbred racing, polo matches, theatrical plays, fox hunting, billiards, soccer and tennis were all enjoyed by the colony students and settlers.
It still stands to this day, and as such needs upkeep and repairs. So the Quilt Show held in Carlyle over the weekend held a fundraising raffle for the All Saints Anglican Church in Cannington Manor. H. C. Hewitt an author originally from the area said, "The proceeds go for painting the church."
Raffle tickets were $5.00 and they ended up raising $2535.00 in total for the upgrades, "And you get a chance to win the quilt, pottery made by Autumn Downey, or a set of my book series. The quilt was designed for my book series, which is inspired by Cannington Manor. I designed this one particularly for Cannington Manor, and so you win the quilt if you win first prize. And a little bit of information about the quilt, the meaning of it, and why I designed it, and a little history on Cannington Manor," share Hewitt.
The winners from the weekend raffle were Betty Devenny who took home the quilt, Keven Paton won the pottery, and Gen Harvey won the books.