GUYSBOROUGH, NS, July 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Mike KellowayParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Pat Dunn, Minister for Communities, Culture, Tourism and heritage and Emmy AlkornArtistic Director of Mulgrave Road Theatre, announced end $2.6 million Federal funds for the construction of the new creative center RoadHouse, a facility for local and regional artists Northeast Nova Scotia.
“The field of performing and visual arts has a long history in Canadathat help define and preserve our cultural identity. Through the use of digital and sustainable technologies, this creative center will support and sustainably use theater professionals, musicians, visual artists and many others for many years to come Guysborough and Northeast Nova Scotia,” said Mike KellowayParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and MP for Cape Breton – Canso, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
“For more than 45 years, the Mulgrave Road Theater has been delighting audiences, bringing new Canadian works to life and offering programming to inspire the next generation of writers and artists. Our government is proud to support the expanded RoadHouse Community Creative Hub, it will have a big impact Nova Scotia vibrant arts community,” said the Honorable Pat Dunn, Secretary of State for Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.
“We are so grateful to the government Canada for this tremendous contribution that enables us to be not only cultural leaders but also environmental leaders and that takes us beyond a dream to make our vision a reality,” said Emmy Alkornartistic director of the Mulgrave Road Theatre.
Based in GuysboroughMulgrave Road Theater (MRT) is a recognized cultural organization that engages its community, supports artistic and cultural collaborations and creates new plays that reflect life in the city Atlantic Canada. Upon completion, the new RoadHouse facility will house a 2,500 square foot convertible creation and performance space with auto-seats for 90 to 100 spectators. An additional 5,500 square feet of space will be dedicated to housing a multi-purpose lobby and meeting room, dressing rooms, storage, restrooms, workshop facilities, as well as a light and sound booth, and indoor and outdoor common areas.
The RoadHouse Creativity Centre, modeled after the former Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation building, meets the requirements of the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard – Design Version 2. The new facility will include passive ventilation systems and a roof-mounted photovoltaic energy system, passive solar design, and efficient lighting and plumbing installations. It will be a cultural and creative hub for Northeast Nova Scotians to come together to practice, explore and enjoy the performing and visual arts.
- The government of Canada invested over $2.6 million in this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.
- The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is an integral part of canada Reinforced climate plan, deployment $1.5 billion over five years towards green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades to existing public community buildings and the construction of new public-access community buildings that serve needy, underserved communities across Europe Canada.
- At least 10 percent of funds go to projects that serve First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, including indigenous people in urban centers.
- Provincial/territorial governments, local or regional governments, public entities, non-profit organizations and indigenous organizations interested in the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program are invited to apply for infrastructure Canada Website.
- Applicants with major retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs in the range of 3 million dollars to 25 million dollars were accepted through a competitive admissions process, which was closed July 6, 2021. A second ingestion is expected later in 2022, but the date is yet to be determined. Details of the second call for proposals will be posted on the Infrastructure Canada – Green and Inclusive Community Buildings website when they become available.
- Announced in December 2020, canada The strengthened climate plan includes 64 new measures and 15 billion dollars when investing in a healthy environment and economy.
- The funding announced today relies on the Government of canada Working through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create high-paying, middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies, and build inclusive communities.
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For more information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]; Sherry McGee, Administrator, Mulgrave Road Theater Foundation, 902-533-2092, [email protected]; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, [email protected]