New Win­ners World opens

In Jan­uary 2019 con­nected restau­rant will open

Tri-County Vanguard - - NEWS - CARLA ALLEN THEVANGUARD.CA

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Aca­dia First Na­tion and of­fi­cials from three lev­els of gov­ern­ment cel­e­brated the grand open­ing of the new Win­ners World on Starrs Road in Yar­mouth on Nov. 30.

The 6,000-square-foot build­ing will em­ploy close to 32 staff. A gam­ing cen­tre in the rear with pri­vate ac­cess con­tains 22 VLT ma­chines.

The gas bar and 2,200-square­foot con­ve­nience store serve fresh cof­fee, gas/fur­nace oil, cig­a­rettes, take-out foods and a large va­ri­ety of mer­chan­dise.

In­dige­nous Ser­vices Canada pro­vided $1 mil­lion for this project through the Com­mu­nity Op­por­tu­ni­ties Readi­ness Pro­gram.

In Jan­uary 2019 Win­ners One Stop Restau­rant will open, with seat­ing for 79 peo­ple, a dairy bar, fresh seafood, Aca­dian spe­cial­ties

and much more. An out­door pa­tio will be con­nected to the restau­rant.

“We are ex­cited for the open­ing of the Win­ners World gas bar and what it will bring to our com­mu­nity and to the re­gion,” said Chief Deb­o­rah Robin­son, Aca­dia First Na­tion. “It is our goal, as Chief and Coun­cil, to cre­ate eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties for our peo­ple and we know that through the sup­port of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and our com­mu­nity mem­bers, Win­ners World will prove to be a huge suc­cess for Aca­dia First Na­tion.”

The for­mer Win­ners World will be torn down and eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties are be­ing con­sid­ered for the site.

“I’m de­lighted to see the ex­pan­sion of Aca­dia First Na­tions’ Your Win­ners World Gas Bar. This ex­pan­sion will be an eco­nomic driver and will cre­ate new jobs for Aca­dia First Na­tion,” said West Nova MP Colin Fraser. “I am proud that our Gov­ern­ment sup­ports our First Na­tion com­mu­ni­ties in reach­ing their full po­ten­tial and I look for­ward to more great achieve- ments by Aca­dia First Na­tion.”

CARLA ALLEN

Aca­dia First Na­tion deputy chief Jeff Purdy ad­dresses gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and other guests at the grand open­ing of the new Win­ners World on Starrs Road.

CARLA ALLEN

The new Win­ners World on Starrs Road will in­clude a restau­rant, open­ing in 2019.

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