The former Cherry Brook Community Hall will be revived as a community hub for social and recreational services, thanks to a $150,000 investment from the province.
The Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community Development Association plans to rehabilitate the hall on Lake Loon Road. Originally built as a school, the building has stood vacant since 1990.
“For quite some time, I’ve witnessed the hard work and commitment of the association, and I couldn’t be more pleased to announce funding for this project,” said Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Government is proud to invest in infrastructure that provides Nova Scotians with a space to maintain important social connections.”
The new centre will provide space for school initiatives, culture, heritage and art programs, family events, skills training, community meetings, and recreation programs.
“The community is excited to restore a piece of our history where we can be proud, admire and utilize the facility,” said Brenton Sparks, president, Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community Development Association. “We are thankful for the province’s contribution and their support.”
Investment in community and cultural organizations is a vital part of the province’s recently unveiled culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan.
The full plan is online at www.novascotia.ca/culture.