A trust fund that supports activities and new initiatives at La Picasse Community Cultural Centre in Petit-de-Grat, Richmond County is getting a boost from the province.
Cape Breton-Richmond MLA and Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson has announced the province will contribute 250-thousand dollars to the trust fund. It matches an investment by the Mouse Island Marine Centre Association, bringing the total to 500-thousand dollars. The interest from the trust fund will be allocated annually to support the centre.
The president of La Picasse, Yvon Samson says the province’s investment in the trust fund is a first step toward ensuring the communtiy can further finance activities and programs at the centre.