Whitney Pier youth club expansion gets financial boost
Nova Scotia government contributes $33,000 toward construction, which began last May
The Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club is getting more help to complete its expansion project.
The provincial government has contributed $33,000 toward construction.
"Yeah, we got a little boost," said executive director Chester Borden.
Borden is anxious to resume programming in the new building.
"We've got to get it done and get it finished."
Construction began last May and programming has been temporarily moved across the street to a classroom at Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School.
Borden credits Sydney-Whitney Pier MLA Derek Mombourquette with helping to secure the funding from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
He hopes to see the expansion complete by the first of June, but he says another $25,000 is needed to finish the job.
The project relies heavily on donated money and labour.