Centre La Picasse receives federal, provincial funding
Money will help with renovations, marketing of Acadian cultural hub
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.