Province, NB commits $43M to cultural attractions – New Brunswick |

new Brunswick The government and the federal government are spending $43 million to enhance and expand the province’s two cultural attractions.

In a release on Saturday, the province said the announcement coincided with the 30th anniversary of a popular Le Pays de la Sagouin. Acadian cultural experience.

The release said the province would contribute more than $14 million and the federal government would contribute more than $21 million to a renovation project at Le Pays de la Sagouine.

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The funding will go towards the construction of a new footbridge, as well as more recent developments on the mainland, the release said. These include buildings, a multi-purpose walkway with nighttime multimedia experience, a beautiful boardwalk with lookouts, and a courtyard with kiosks.

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“The story of La Sagouin, brought to life at Le Pays de la Sagouin, has played an important role in Acadian identity and culture,” Daniel Allen, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform, said in the release.

“It is appropriate that, on this momentous anniversary, we announce an investment in infrastructure that will ensure the attraction’s long-term viability.”

The play Village is based on the work of Acadian author Antoine Mallet, whose play is about an Acadian cleaning lady in rural New Brunswick.

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Dominique LeBlanc, Federal Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, described Le Pays de la Sagouin as “a beacon of Acadian culture for 30 years”.

“The characters born in the mind of Antonin Mallet, one of l’Acadie’s greatest ambassadors to date, continue to amaze people who visit from all over the world,” LeBlanc said.

“This investment will take Pays de la Sagouine to a new phase of its development and allow it to continue as a major cultural destination for the next 30 years.”

In addition, a total of $8 million will go toward the planning phase of the New Brunswick Museum Project, with $4.6 million coming from the provincial government and $3.8 million from the federal government.

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“We are committed to confirming a permanent home for the Museum of New Brunswick in St. John’s soon, and we are taking important steps to ensure that everyone understands the complexity and full scope of this project so that we can make it happen.” Do it right,” said Allen, speaking on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crosman, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.

“We will be making a major announcement in the near future related to funding this important project for the province of New Brunswick.”

The planning project includes architectural design, engineering and other cost details that will allow it to move to the construction phase, the release said.

“On behalf of the New Brunswick Museum and Board of Directors, I would like to acknowledge this very encouraging and important step in progress towards a revitalized museum,” New Brunswick Museum Board President Katherine Hammer said in the release.

“The museum is a provincial treasure, and we are pleased to learn that it will receive such strong support from both levels of government.”

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