Letter of Thanks from Mayor Ryan - Cultural Hub

Posted by Michelle Young on 4 November 2019


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Message from Mayor Ryan

Re: Cultural Hub Project – November 4, 2019

Projects like the proposed Cultural Hub take a great deal of planning and cooperation. Thanks to the Pictou – Antigonish Regional Library and the deCoste Performing Arts Centre boards of directors and staffs for working together now for several years to produce a solid business plan to build and operate the new facility.

As a community we are very fortunate to have the support of citizens who too see the benefits of this opportunity.  On behalf of the Town of Pictou I would like to thank the Murray Family for the generous financial contribution to the proposed new Cultural Hub for downtown Pictou. The Murrays, and the entire Advocate Family, truly embrace the principles of ‘community building’ through their support of our important institutions. This commitment is but one of many important projects, charities and social initiatives to which they donate their time and resources.

The Cultural Hub project is a wonderful opportunity for us, as a community, to expand and enhance the offerings of two of our important assets; the Pictou Library Branch and the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. This new gathering place will be a welcomed addition to the downtown for both residents and visitors of all ages. It will provide additional programming space for children, opportunities for our creative arts communities to work and display their talents, facilities for workshops and conferences and, to put it simply, a welcoming and inclusive place to relax and meet friends.

I would also like to thank the Municipality of the County of Pictou for its commitment to the people of Pictou West by supporting this project. Through ongoing partnerships in support of numerous facilities and programs designed to enrich our communities, we continue to work together to make lives better for residents.

We look forward to working with our Provincial and Federal Government partners, corporate supporters and the people of Pictou West in seeing this plan to its’ completion.

Details of the project can be reviewed at: www.culturehubPC.ca