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Centre Barberivain to be expanded in Sainte-Barbe

Construction has begun on a project to expand and renovate the Centre Barberivain in Sainte-Barbe with the help of a sizable investment by the provincial government.

During a brief ceremony outside the cultural centre, Huntingdon MNA Carole Mallette confirmed the government will contribute $1,311,750 towards the project through the Programme d’amélioration et de construction d’infrastructures municipales (PRACIM), which is administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAMH).

In a press release issued by the municipality, Sainte-Barbe’s mayor, Louise Lebrun, explained the renovations to the building will better accommodate citizens and visitors, while the expansion project includes the addition of a multi-purpose hall as well as washrooms and a kitchen.


Construction is expected to continue until December on a $175 million expansion project at the Centre Barberivain in Sainte Barbe PHOTO Le bureau de la députée de Huntingdon Carole Mallette


The costs associated with the project total nearly $1.75 million. The work is being carried out by Ormstown’s Construction Jacques Théorêt Inc. under the management of Beauharnois-based MDTP Atelier d’architecture. Construction is expected to continue until next December.

“The Centre Barberivain is very important to our entire community,” said Lebrun while highlighting many of the activities that take place in the building including recreation activities, performances, conferences, cultural events, workshops, and exhibitions. “The work carried out at the Centre Barberivain will enable us to exploit its full potential for many years to come, and we are very grateful,” she said.


Sainte Barbe municipal councillors Mariame Dubuc Perras Johanne Béliveau François Gagnon and Daniel Pinsonneault joined Mayor Louise Lebrun and Alexandre Major of MDTP Atelier darchitecture Huntingdon MNA Carole Mallette Danny Théorêt of Construction Jacques Théorêt and Sainte Barbe director general Chantal Girouard for a brief ceremony confirming a $13 million government investment in the Centre Barberivain cultural centre PHOTO Le bureau de la députée de Huntingdon Carole Mallette


Malette, who spoke on behalf of the minister of Municipal Affairs, Andrée Laforest, called attention to the productive collaboration with the municipality. “Thanks to the financial assistance of more than $1.3 million granted through the PRACIM, the people of Sainte-Barbe will be able to gather and enjoy themselves in a dynamic, modern venue adapted to their needs.” (SR)

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