Monday, February 1, 2010

Torngasoks New Building

Just over a year ago, we reported that the Torngâsok Cultural Centre was looking into getting a new building in Nain.

This morning we spoke with Sheldon Baikie, Deputy Minister of Nunatsiavut Governments Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

He says they just recently hired Todd Saunders, a world renowned architect, through funds received from the Tassiujatsuak Trust.

The location they are looking at is near the shoreline behind the old OKâlaKatigêt Society building.

When asked about the foundation, Baikie says it shouldn’t be a problem, because Saunders and the engineers will work around that obstacle.

No monies will be allocated for construction until the design for the new Centre is created.

Last week, Baikie and their planning group met with Saunders via teleconference and will continue to do this on a bi-weekly basis.

He concludes that next month, Saunders will be in Nain and has requested to drop by our studio with updates and more information.

So keep tuning into AtjiKangitut for the latest developments.

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