$250,000 kick off Land­mark East School be­gins new build­ing cam­paign

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - BY WENDY EL­LIOTT KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA WOLFVILLE

Head­mas­ter Peter Coll takes vis­i­tors to the win­dow and points north and east, to­ward a park­ing area. He has a vi­sion he’s anx­ious to share with oth­ers.

Some­day soon, a new $2.4-mil­lion learn­ing cen­tre will be erected on the Land­mark East School in Wolfville in that spot. And, he says, it will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the lives of the stu­dents at the school.

The new build­ing, which will cre­ate a quad­ran­gle be­hind the John­son Aca­demic Cen­tre, will fea­ture a gym­na­sium, cre­ative mak­ery space, cafe­to­rium and kitchen.

Land­mark East school, which works with those who have se­vere learn­ing chal­lenges, just re­ceived $250,000 from the Mud­creek Ro­tary Club to kick off its Build­ing on Suc­cess Cap­i­tal Cam­paign.

Jan Sav­age, chair­woman of the board of di­rec­tors for Land­mark East, called the con­tri­bu­tion from the Mud­creek Ro­tar­i­ans a won­der­ful help.

Cap­i­tal cam­paign chair­man Henry Hicks told those as­sem­bled that the new cen­tre is needed due to a steady growth in en­rol­ment.

“As a for­mer par­ent, I’ve al­ways loved this school for what it’s able to do for kids,” he said. “It’s saved a lot of kids’ lives.”

Coll said wrestling is very pop­u­lar at Land­mark East and the school has never had gym­na­sium space. He added the

WENDY EL­LIOTT

Land­mark East head­mas­ter Peter Coll, left, ex­plained the uses the new learn­ing cen­tre will have while Mud­creek Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Barry Les­lie lis­tens.

WENDY EL­LIOTT

The school com­mu­nity at Land­mark East in Wolfville re­cently cel­e­brated a big cheque from the Mud­creek Ro­tary Club in Wolfville.

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