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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Minister Rob Moore, centre, was in Berwick Aug. 29 for a tour of the Kings Mutual Century Centre. Joining Moore was, from left, West Nova MP Greg Kerr, andcentre board members George Moody, Mike Trinacty and Brian Bethune.
By Nancy Kelly
Board members of the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick had a chance to introduce their facility to the new Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency during an Aug. 29 walkabout.
It was the first visit for Rob Moore, who assumed the ACOA portfolio during the most recent federal cabinet shuffle. He was accompanied by West Nova MP Greg Kerr.
Planning is now underway for phase two of the recreation facility, which opened in the fall of 2010.
“We wanted to provide the Minister with some development background and bring him up to speed on our future plans,” said Mike Trinacty.
The project’s second phase is now under review by a consultant group. The original plan to add a fitness centre to the existing Apple Dome arena and Lions club has been expanded to create a wellness centre, which, Trinacty said, could broaden the centre’s programming options.
“But until we know what the study says ,we can’t apply for funding.”
The feasibility study, being conducted by the Acadia Centre for Social and Business Entrepreneurship, is expected to come in this fall, a few months behind schedule.
“I would sooner have (the report) delayed and have it done right,” added centre board member George Moody.