The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, are pleased to announce more than $2.5 million in funding for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new Harrison McCain Pavilion in Fredericton.
The Government of Canada is continuing its commitment to invest in projects that contribute to the vitality of our communities, support the local economy, and promote the development of the tourism industry.
Named in honour of the late Harrison McCain, co-founder of the multinational McCain Foods, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new pavilion is a multipurpose community space intended to host a variety of activities.
For the gallery’s infrastructure projects, the Department of Canadian Heritage has provided $1.5 million in funding through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, including $1 million for the new pavilion and $500,000 for improvement projects within the gallery itself.
To support marketing and events in connection with the opening of the new pavilion, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has provided non-repayable funding of $1 million through the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), as well as $48,557 in non-repayable funding under the Rediscover Main Streets initiative.
The official opening of the Harrison McCain Pavilion was held on September 10 at an event open to the public.
/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.
Originally Appeared Here