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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is growing, and in the spirit of education and collaboration—two hallmarks of our approach to the community and the arts—we are partnering with Nova Scotia Community College and many others, on an innovative and environmental building project. Our experimental approach to building and learning will create a new year-round dining and teaching facility at Ross Creek.
Ross Creek is an innovative, magical place that works to give meaningful experiences in the arts and to inspire moments of connection—between and with the arts and also with our environment. We are set on 178 acres of rolling farm and forest overlooking the Bay of Fundy. With each building, the Centre has worked toward sustainability and has consciously thought about the impact on the landscape and the local ecology.
Ross Creek has been designed to expand as needed. As our summer capacity was met, we needed to start looking for a new solution to our successful kitchens, for both the Centre’s programs and for Two Planks and a Passion—the resident theatre company. That solution lay in the construction of a new dining hall and teaching facility. Our partner institutions including the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) offer meaningful opportunities for their students and faculty to work together in real-world applications through programs such as the Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET) Program under Scott Henderson.
Ross Creek’s new dining hall will be the first of this kind collaboration through many different faculties and even branches of the Canadian Forces to assist as volunteers. The new building will be a showpiece of environmental design and innovation. With plans to generate power, collect rainwater, use recycled materials when possible, and create in-ground cold storage for food, the new building will be a model in sustainable building design for future institutions and community buildings.
To achieve those ends, our partners are contributing labour, design, and some engineering totalling approximately one-third of the cost of the facility. These in-kind contributions allow this project to move forward with requests to the community and the public sector. Overall, the project will cost approximately $1.5 million, and already one-third of that has been committed.
We are currently looking for corporate and community partners as well as public investment. Ross Creek is proud that our municipality (The County of Kings) has been a leader, contributing funds toward the facility and we welcome contributions toward the building, the outdoor space, and the equipment required to make this a source of pride for the community, the province, and the country.
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