Marigold Cultural Centre gets Comfortable
Government of Canada supports infrastructure in the fine arts sector
Tuesday, July 7, 2016 – Truro, N.S. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
The Marigold Cultural Centre has seen a lot of transformations to the interior since it was bought as an empty theatre by the Cobequid Arts Council. Luckily for concert and show goers there are more renovations to come, including the installation of new audience seating, thanks to the support of the Government of Canada.
Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland – Colchester, announced a $60,000 contribution of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) funding for the Cobequid Arts Council.
The installation of new auditorium seating as well as renovations to the washrooms, will increase the desirability of the Marigold Cultural Centre as a performance venue. The Centre is currently known as an events venue, hosting a variety of events including concerts, theatre productions and youth summer camps. Many of the concerts feature well known performers who play for sold out crowds. The Centre has become an entertainment destination within the Town of Truro, with the downtown location helping to form partnerships with local businesses that see people arriving early or staying later for pre and post-performance meals and shopping
The CIP150 is providing up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships, while supporting the Government’s priorities to promote a clean-growth economy and ensure a better future for Indigenous peoples.
“The Government of Canada is committed to making public investments to support the sustainability of performing arts facilities so cultural events can be enjoyed by Canadians for many years to come. The Marigold Cultural Centre is no exception. The rehabilitated theater is now hosting sold out performances. The improvements will help build the Centre’s reputation as a quality venue and in turn help with the revitalization of the downtown of the Town of Truro.
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
“Performance spaces provide an important venue for communities to tell their own stories through theatre, music and dance. These activities contribute to a community’s social and cultural identity and at the same time generate economic activity. Local stories and touring productions both have a home here as headliners.”
– Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland- Colchester
“Our 10th Anniversary is soon upon us and we are sincerely grateful for the funding from the Federal government that will enable us to replace the aging theatre seats and upgrade our bathrooms. The Cobequid Arts Council has worked hard over the past 10 years to create a venue that will benefit all members of the community and appreciates the support from our Federal and Municipal Governments, corporate sponsors, local businesses, local arts and culture organizations community volunteers and participants who attend our arts education offerings and shows.”
– Vernon Hearn, Chair, Cobequid Arts Centre
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