TRACADIE-SHEILA, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada has provided $345,000 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the renovation of the Académie Ste-Famille.
Percy Mockler, Senator (New Brunswick), announced the funding today on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
With this support, Les Anciens et Amis de l'Académie Ste-Famile Inc. will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Académie Ste-Famille with updates that will allow its third and fourth floors to be used.
- The Académie Ste-Famille was originally a school and a boarding school run by the Religieuses Hospitalières de St-Joseph. It opened in 1912.
- The building's first two floors are home to the Historical Museum of Tracadie.
- These upgrades will double the Museum's space and expand the spaces used for teaching and displaying art.
"Our Government is proud to invest in commemorative projects like this one that are important reminders of the people and events that have contributed in making Canada what it is today."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Religieuses Hospitalières de St-Joseph and the Académie Ste-Famille have played an important role in this community, and I am happy that their contribution will be remembered. These upgrades will ensure that the community will benefit from this century-old building for many more years to come."
-Percy Mockler, Senator (New Brunswick)
"Heritage preservation in the greater Tracadie-Sheila region will inevitably involve the renovation of the Académie Ste-Famille. This generous contribution from Canadian Heritage will allow us to pursue our efforts to preserve this building and make it functional for current and future generations."
-Jean-Eudes Savoie, President, Les Anciens et Amis de l'Académie Ste-Famille Inc.
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
Historical Museum of Tracadie
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