Federal Minister tours Lunenburg Academy – June 17, 2019
The Town was pleased to welcome The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism today for a tour of Lunenburg Academy.
Situated on the border of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lunenburg Academy, a National Historic Site, opened in 1895. Since ceasing to serve as a public school in 2012, the Academy has undergone a remarkable transformation to a thriving Community Cultural Centre.
Minister Rodriguez was escorted on the tour by Mayor Rachel Bailey, Lunenburg Academy Foundation’s Interim Executive Director Scott Burke, and several of the building tenants including the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) Artistic Director Burt Wathen.
The Minister’s visit comes days after an announcement on his behalf by Minister Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development of a $500,000 investment in the "Lunenburg Academy Exterior Restoration Project Phase II” through the Legacy Fund component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The June 14, 2019 funding announcement can be found here.
On behalf of the Town and the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, we would like to thank Canadian Heritage as well as other funding agencies for their support in restoring the Academy.
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