Cherry Brook’s Black Cultural Centre gets a boost from Nova Scotia

By CityNews Halifax Staff

The Black Cultural Centre is getting a financial boost from the Nova Scotia government.

The province announced it is providing $225,000 to the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia to advance the centre’s vision to protect, preserve and promote African Nova Scotian culture and history.

According to the province, the funding will support the centre, located in Cherry Brook, in implementing its 2022-25 strategic plan, including increasing the number of volunteers and enhancing collections and archives.

The investment is in addition to $260,000 funding provided to the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia to operate for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

“Today’s support (will) enhance strategic initiatives to ensure the centre continues to protect, preserve and promote the important history and culture of Blacks in Nova Scotia,” says Black Cultural Centre executive director, Russell Grosse in a news release.

“As the centre approaches 40 years of operation in 2023, the ongoing support and commitment from our government partners will prepare the organization for a vibrant future.”

The Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia was founded in 1977 and the Black Cultural Centre opened in 1983.

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