March 15, 2021 – Government of Canada: Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Cardigan), announced $484,000 in funding for the Glenaladale Heritage Trust.
The funds will help restore the Glenaladale Estate to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Glenaladale settlers’ arrival at Tracadie Cross in 1772. Minister MacAulay made the announcement on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The Government of Canada funding, through the Legacy Fund component of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program, will be used to renovate the estate’s home and schoolhouse and upgrade its exterior spaces over the next three years. Once the project is completed, the estate will be able to welcome as many as 200 local artists, artisans and heritage performers each year for activities open to the public.
As well, the Glenaladale Heritage Trust plans to add artist studios and residences, as well as offer arts training programs.
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