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Streams Community Hub Proposes Permanent Space

Shelburne | by Jill Young  

A youth arts organization in Shelburne wants to set up a permanent home.

The founders of a youth arts organization are looking for a permanent home in Shelburne.

Streams Community Hub founders Juli-Anne and Andrew James have made a presentation to Town Council to try and get some donated land to build a facility.

Streams wants to build a creative community hub, which will cost about $4 million dollars - which will be achieved through fundraising.

The charity organization has done up a design proposal for the space, which would include classrooms, a computer lab, shared workspaces, pop-up retail space, a multipurpose hall and a commercial training kitchen - just to name a few.

It would also continue to provide a safe social space and programming for young people.

They have applied for the Community Foundations Canada Investment Readiness Program that will help them to bring in a consultant to put together a multi-year strategic plan and provide training for the board of directors.

The charity serves 200 children from the local area and provides thousands of volunteer hours for teens.

The space they're proposing, which would be constructed partially using shipping containers, was suggested for Fiddle Park, but now could be located elsewhere, like near the CDRC.

The town passed a motion to support the project in principle.

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