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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saugeen First Nation Wants More Work On Amphitheatre

Saugeen First Nation | by Bayshore News Staff  

If SFN receives funding, they hope to start work on the historic amphitheatre in the Spring.

Saugeen First Nation wants work on its historic Amphitheatre to begin again.

Employment and Training Officer for Saugeen First Nation, Jennifer Kewageshig says a committee featuring elders, Project managers, stone workers and Chief Lester Anoquot (ANA-Quit) have been meeting and have finalized a proposal for funding.

Kewageshig says if they received funding they would like to restart the Amphitheatre project in late March or April and will employ residents from the community.

"We're trying to get the community together for an update, so they're not speculating on what's going on. And hopefully they can prepare some of the community members for possible employment," she says.

Two open houses for the restoration project have already occurred with one meeting set for February 21 rescheduled for a March date once word on funding has come through, or not

Kewageshig admitted the halted dry stone project is an "eyesore" and the committee want to breathe life into the area that was a community wedding venue and held the annual Victoria Day long weekend Fireworks display.

 "We're just trying to get it back up and running and hopefully turning it into an international tourist attraction that was foreseen before by Revered Earl Stotesbury and the Late Chief James Mason," she says.

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