Curtain Up On Digby Regional High School and Theatre
Department of Education (to March 26, 2013)
August 19, 1999 9:20 AM
Work will begin soon on a major renovation and addition project
that will totally transform Digby Regional High School into a
modern facility for students and the community. A contract has
been awarded to Force Construction to get the project under way.
Education Minister Jane Purves said the project will benefit both
students and the community. "I know the people of Digby have been
waiting for this project since the early 1990s, and finally they
get a facility that will not only provide a first-class school
but also a wonderful new theatre for the entire community to
The project was first approved in 1992 as a renovation. In 1997,
the Nova Scotia government expanded the renovation plan to
include a major addition. The new addition will accommodate more
classroom space, as well as the new community theatre complex.
A co-operative effort involving the Southwest Regional School
Board, both the town and municipality of Digby, members of the
Digby business community and area volunteers turned the theatre
from an idea into reality.
Gordon Balser, Minister of Transportation and Public Works, said
everyone's hard work paid off.
"People rallied together to raise funds and ensure that the
theatre complex would happen," said Mr. Balser. "I congratulate
everyone for a job well done and look forward to attending
opening night at the new theatre."
Within the next few weeks, Force Construction will begin work on
Phase 1, a $1.2-million project consisting of foundation work and
development of playfields. Tenders will be called for Phase 2, or
project completion, in about three weeks time. The project is
scheduled for completion during the 2000-01 school year.
Contact: Steve Bone
Department of Education
arc August 19, 1999 9:26 a.m.