The Government of Canada provides more than $700,000 to fund the acquisition of the Glenaladale Estate

News release

Tracadie Cross – April 11, 2018

On behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament (Cardigan), today announced $705,000 in funding to allow Glenaladale Heritage Trust Inc. to acquire the Glenaladale Estate in Tracadie Bay, Prince Edward Island. This support is provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

The historic Glenaladale Estate is an invaluable cultural asset to Prince Edward Island. Acquiring the 523‑acre estate acquisition will help Glenaladale Heritage Trust protect and preserve the site, educate the public about the province’s Scottish heritage and promote arts and culture in the region.

Through Budget 2016, the Government of Canada dedicated an unprecedented $168.2 million to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund over two years. This was followed by an additional $300 million over 10 years for the Fund in Budget 2017.

 

Quotes

“Arts and culture are at the heart of our communities, and our government is committed to investing in Canada’s cultural infrastructures. By investing in such institutions as the Glenaladale Estate, we continue to create jobs, grow the economy and build stronger communities across the country.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“Glenaladale Estate played an important role in Prince Edward Island’s rich history. Through today’s investment, we are ensuring that this historic estate will be protected and preserved for years to come.”

— The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament (Cardigan)

“Six years ago, we started this journey to preserve this gem of a property. We knew its significance historically but also saw its potential to explore a better future. We are extremely pleased the Department of Canadian Heritage sees what we see. With their support for the acquisition, we can now focus on the regeneration and look forward to working with the community, other organizations and interested entrepreneurs to develop the Estate as a sustainable centre that connects heritage with other aspects of Island life.”

— Mary J. Gallant, Chair of Glenaladale Heritage Trust Inc.

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