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$201,000 in ACOA funding announced for Pictou County Wellness Centre

Chair of the Pictou County Wellness Centre board of directors and mayor of Trenton Shannon Mcinnis, PCWC events manager Jennie Greencorn, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and PCWC COO David Hood at an announcement of $201,000 into the PCWC from ACOA.
Chair of the Pictou County Wellness Centre board of directors and mayor of Trenton Shannon MacInnis, PCWC events manager Jennie Greencorn, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and PCWC COO David Hood at an announcement of $201,000 into the PCWC from ACOA. - Brendan Ahern

Big changes to the Pictou County Wellness Centre (PCWC) are planned with the help of a new federal investment.

The announcement was made on May 21 that the federal government has invested $201,000 through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Some of the most noticeable changes people can expect to see are a second ice covering, a video screen, upgraded audio visual equipment and external storage space.

“This announcement does not mean the job is complete, but understand that this is the beginning of a very exciting journey that will see the Wellness Centre become an instrumental piece of the future growth and development of the community in our region,” said PCWC chief operating officder David Hood.

“We are on the verge of something special when it comes to sport tourism in Nova Scotia,” said Central Nova MP Sean Fraser who made the announcement on May 21. Alongside Hood, Fraser was joined by PCWC events manager Jennie Greencorn, and Shannon MacInnis, chair of the PCWC board of directors.

“We’re going to have a return on this investment this year, but on the back end of that we’re going to continue seeing the benefits for years to come.”

Those short term returns are hoped to come as early as November 2019 when the PCWC will host Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge, an event which all four individuals at Tuesday’s announcement are expecting will bring $2 million into Pictou County.

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