Cen­tre La Pi­casse re­ceives fed­eral, pro­vin­cial fund­ing

Money will help with ren­o­va­tions, mar­ket­ing of Aca­dian cul­tural hub

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - PETIT-DE- GRAT

The Aca­dian cul­tural hub, Cen­tre La Pi­casse, re­ceived $37,500 on Wed­nes­day from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment for ren­o­va­tions and mar­ket­ing the com­plex lo­cated in Petit- deGrat.

The changes are ex­pected to en­hance the au­then­tic Aca­dian ex­pe­ri­ence for tourists vis­it­ing the area.

The pro­ject has been iden­ti­fied as a key part of the Rich- mond County tourism strat­egy and has gar­nered the sup­port of the Com­mis­sion du tourisme aca­dien du Canada at­lan­tique.

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment will con­trib­ute $ 25,000 from its com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties im­prove­ment pro­gram. The pro­ject also has fund­ing from St. Joseph’s Credit Union, l’As­so­ci­a­tion du cen­tre mar­itime Isle à Souris and Rich­mond County.

In ad­di­tion to serv­ing as the unit­ing force for Fran­co­phonie and Aca­dian tra­di­tions on Isle Madame, Cen­tre La Pi­casse also houses a theatre and ban­quet hall, a café, a branch of the Eastern Re­gional Li­brary, a tourist in­for­ma­tion desk, an arts and crafts bou­tique, and a CAP site.

The cen­tre is also at­tached to Univer­sité Sainte- Anne’s Petit- de- Grat cam­pus as well as an aqua­cul­ture cen­tre.

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