MERIGOMISH –Merigomish is getting more than $114,000 for its community centre.
Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State announced Government of Canada support to assist in much-needed renovations to the Merigomish Community Centre.
“Our government is committed to supporting initiatives that lead to economic growth in this region, our province, our country,” said MacKay. “Our government’s investment helps create jobs, growth and supports the prosperity of this community for years to come.”
The $114,854 investment will support a number of much-needed renovations to the former one-room schoolhouse, including improvements to the basement, siding, windows, insulation, roofing and interior finishes, as well as eco-friendly upgrades to the heating, lighting, water and electrical generation systems.
The renovated facility will increase the community’s capacity to host community planning meetings, celebrations and training events, while serving as an informative local demonstration of green technologies.
The Merigomish and Area Recreation and Social Association (MARSA) is championing the project.
“Our mission is to promote the betterment of community life through recreation,” said Peter Ratcliffe, President of the Merigomish and Area Recreation and Social Association. “These important upgrades to the Merigomish Community Hall support that mission by creating an improved, eco-friendly space for residents to gather and engage in community activities.”
Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects are being improved thanks to support from the Government of Canada.