The New Waterford and District Community Centre is getting important infrastructure upgrades thanks to a grant from the Province’s Strategic Funding Initiative for key upgrades to the venue.
The Strategic Funding Initiative program provides one-time funding to projects that are significant to communities. These apply to cultural, heritage, sport, and community-based initiatives.
The official announcement was made on Nov. 21, 2023.
According to the Manager of the New Waterford and District Community Centre, Kevin Forward, the upgrades are essential to maintain the quality and safety of the facility and to ensure the venue remains a cornerstone for community activities and gatherings.
“This investment represents our commitment to maintaining and improving vital community facilities,” said John White, MLA for Glace Bay-Dominion. “The cleaning and descaling of the refrigeration system, along with the replacement of refrigerant and compressor parts, will ensure that the New Waterford and District Community Centre continues to serve our community effectively and safely.”