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HRM, Sheet Harbour Chamber Partner on Centre
29/04)-- Halifax Regional Municipality and the Sheet Harbour and
Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to ensure the continued
operation of the MacPhee House Visitor Information Centre and Museum
in the Eastern Shore community.
Mayor Peter Kelly and Deputy Mayor Stephen Streatch will be among those attending an official signing ceremony in Sheet Harbour this weekend to mark the transfer of lands.
HRM has purchased the land surrounding MacPhee House from the Province of Nova Scotia
and the Chamber of Commerce has agreed to transfer the property on which the house is located to the municipality. Visitor Information Centre has been successfully supported by HRM Visitor Services for the past two years.
Mayor Kelly said “This transfer will ensure the sustainable support necessary to maintain and further develop the MacPhee House Visitor Information Centre and Museum, as well as the surrounding parkland.”
Day-to-day operations of the Visitor Information Centre and Museum will continue to be managed by the Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers staff the facility.
Deputy Mayor Streatch said “ I want to commend the Executive Committee and all members of the Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce for the tremendous time and effort they have put into this project. I am confident the transfer of ownership will serve to enhance this partnership between HRM Visitor Services and the Chamber.”
Members of the Sheet Harbour community are invited to attend the transfer of ownership ceremony.
When: Sunday, October 3, 2004
Time: 1 pm
Where: MacPhee House, West River Bridge, Sheet Harbour
Deputy Mayor Stephen Streatch