Fundraising efforts to ramp up for new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre –

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by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202084 Views

The centre’s current home is old and past its best-before date

Behind-the-scenes work on a new Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax is continuing, the executive director said, including the crucial quest for funds for the project.

“We’re actually in the phase of hiring somebody to work with us around the fundraising aspect,” Pam Glode-Desrochers said Thursday. “So it’s full steam ahead.”

A new centre is to be built where the old Canadian Red Cross building sits – a vacant structure by Citadel Hill and across from Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street.

The Red Cross building will be demolished, said Glode-Desrochers, and replaced by the 70,000-square-foot Wije’winen (“come with us”) centre. It’s estimated to cost between $55 and $60 million, she said.

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