From Chicken Coop to Cultural Centre – Let's Start Small, Dream Big!

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This was the message from Saskia Praamsma, this past Monday in her presentation to the Town's Culture and Recreation Committee. Supported bythe volunteer directors of the Mississippi Mills Community Culture Corporation (M2C4), Ms. Praamsma outlined a win-win proposition whereby thevacant spaces in the newly renovated Almonte Old Town Hall (AOTH) would bemanaged by M2C4, at no cost to the town, and made available as "incubatorspaces" to Mississippi Mills' cultural groups and individuals

 

.The M2C4 was established in 2002 to address the community's need for a physical centre to house cultural initiatives such as an open galleries,studio spaces, rehearsal and performance spaces, lecture and classfacilities. Over the years the cultural community has "made do" with a variety of creative spaces throughout our community. The Town's Community ConversationII this past fall, however, identified the "Creation of a Cultural Plan for Mississippi Mills, which includes long-term planning for the creation of a 'physical' cultural centre (building) in MississippiMills" as a top priority.