Strathroy-Caradoc – Today staff attended an important infrastructure announcement that will benefit our community, held at the Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s Trillium Community Gallery in London. MP Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDevOntario, today announced various regional community infrastructure projects that will receive funding. As well, MP Irene Mathyssen, London-Fanshawe and Deb Matthews, MPP London North Centre brought greetings and congratulations to the many organizations represented at the function.
Locally, the Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum, at Longwoods Road Conservation Area received $10,948 for Village improvements. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Intake Two, funds will assist the hiring of longhouse builders, purchase of materials for the build, a plaque and items for a celebration including special guests and entertainment. An official public opening will be held in celebration of Canada 150 and the results of the Heritage Build Project on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The celebration will feature the unveiling the new longhouse and plaque which will have a history of the site and recognition of our Community Partners.
The Heritage Build Project 2016-2017 will be the 3rd full rebuild of the Ska-Nah-Doht Village in its long history. The village, owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, was officially opened in 1973 and was built to support local schools in presenting the history of the First Nations people. To bring the past to life, curriculum based programs have been offered for over 40 years. The work on the village for this project includes the generous support of other Community Partners including GreenLane Community Fund donating $20,000 matched by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation’s $20,000 donation.
“LTVCA acknowledges the financial support of our 10 watershed member municipalities, our many granting partners and dedicated volunteers.”
For Further Information Contact:
Karen Mattila – Curator
Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority