News release

New Community Centre for Acaciaville

A new community centre, to be built in Acaciaville, Digby Co. will celebrate the life and heritage of African Nova Scotians and will be a gathering place for generations of families.

Today, Nov. 30, the provincial and federal governments along with the Municipality of the District of Digby and with support from the Town of Digby announced funding totalling more than $5.5 million toward the Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association Community Centre.

The Government of Nova Scotia contributed about $3.7 million.

“This is another step towards building a more equitable province for all Nova Scotians,” said Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “This new centre will be important for the community and will offer educational, recreational and cultural programing for generations to come.”

The new centre will include over 14,000 square feet of space, and will feature designated areas for a pre-school, youth and adult learning, as well as cultural and recreational programming. It will offer educational opportunities, cultural programing, recreational activities and a space to celebrate special moments.

“This is a great day for the Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway African Nova Scotia community,” said Kerry Johnson, president of Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association. “Our centre of excellence will represent respect, diversity and inclusion for the Digby County area.”

This past July the province, through Housing Nova Scotia, transferred ownership of a 19 acre parcel of land to the association for the new community centre.

Working with the community and government agencies to build social infrastructures aligns with Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community themes. More information is at https://novascotia.ca/culture

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A new community centre, to be built in Acaciaville, Digby County, will celebrate the life and heritage of African Nova Scotians and will be a gathering place for generations of families.

The Government of Nova Scotia has contributed $3.7 million to the construction of the Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association Community Centre.

African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince says the centre will be important for the community and will help in government’s commitment to help build a more equitable province.

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