Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 08, 2015 09:00 ET

Investing in the Centennial of Mahone Bay Centre

Government of Canada supports renovation of building

MAHONE BAY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 8, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada will provide $29,848 to the Mahone Bay Centre Society under the Legacy Fund of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), announced the funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Mahone Bay Centre first opened as a school in 1914. It was transformed into a community and arts centre in 2001.
  • The funding will support renovations to the Centre, including renovation of a tower, replacement of a flat roof, refurbishment of front stairs and ceiling restoration in two rooms.
  • The Centre is used for a variety of activities, including educational programming, as well as drawing, printmaking and painting sessions.

Quotes

"In each of our communities we find reminders of the people, places and events that have made Canada into what it is today. Our Government is pleased to support commemorative projects that help celebrate them."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Congratulations to the Mahone Bay Centre Society on its important work to preserve this century-old building. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of its many volunteers and supporters, the town of Mahone Bay and surrounding areas will be able to enjoy the Centre for many more years to come."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"We are grateful to Canadian Heritage for providing the support to allow us to commemorate this important milestone for the Mahone Bay Centre. These renovations will ensure that the historical building will continue to be a valued part of our community."

-Michael Saker, Chair, Mahone Bay Centre Society

Associated Links

Mahone Bay Centre

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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