Renewed marriage between ESTacade and Desjardins room

on-espere-notre-demande-quebecThe Commission scolaire au Coeur-des-Vallees (CSCV) and Carrefour cultural ESTacade (CEC) announced Thursday the signing of a new five-year agreement for the management of the Desjardins room in the Buckingham sector.

This is the third partnership agreement between the two parties on the issue of managing the auditorium of high school Hormisdas-Gamelin.

The duration of the new pact says CEC hall manager could be extended to 10 years if the broadcast instead of the improvement project gets the approval of the Quebec government for a grant.

The nonprofit organization, which is also producer of Buckingham en Fête and cultural events in the territories of Buckingham, Masson-Angers and L’Ange-Gardien, since 2012 a request from the provincial financial assistance to restore the auditorium of ESHG.

The project valued at approximately $ 530,000 would change all the benches of the theater, which dates back to 1969, the school built. Improvements in the boxes, as well as for the ticket and the canteen are also part of the project.

The CEC claimed $ 232,000 in Quebec. A grant application was again submitted in March to the collective entrepreneurial infrastructure program.

“The financial mesh remains complete. The only thing missing is the contribution of the Government of Quebec. We hope that our request would be accepted this time to allow the room is safe and up to date, “the director general of the organization, Hugo Parisien.

Several partners are already booked for this improvement project. The City of Gatineau has particularly affected a budget of $ 170,000 to the file, while $ 20,000 from the surplus of the ancient town of Buckingham also for the upgrading of the auditorium.

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