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Lamaline community centre upgrades complete

A ceremony was held to officially open Lamaline’s newly renovated community centre Friday.

A ceremony was held to officially open the Lamaline community centre Friday.

Formerly known as the Greater Lamaline Area Development Association (GLADA) building, the structure now houses the Toe of the Boot 50-Plus Club, Brighter Futures and the town’s water unit, with additional space for community groups and activities. 

Mayor Maureen Fleming said the project was completed through the hard work and dedication of the town council, support from residents and financial contributions from the town as well as the federal and provincial governments. 

“We have maximized these investments to create a facility that provides a space for all our residents, from the very young to our senior citizens, while our water unit will provide safe, clean drinking water,” Fleming said in a news release.

The renovation project included the installation of new windows and doors, roof repairs, interior renovations and painting, new stairs inside as well as outside the building, landscaping and the construction of a ramp. 

Bonavista-Burin-Trinity MP Judy Foote was on hand for the celebration on behalf of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, who is also the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). 

The federal government invested $70,250 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for the project, the release stated.

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