The governments of Prince Edward Isle and Ottawa have teamed up to provide money to the development plan for Glenaladale Estate. The board of directors for the estate will receive $484,000 from Canadian Heritage. The province has secured an additional $100,000 to help the estate’s development plan.
The Glenaladale Estate is located north of Charlottetown. Mary Gallant, chair of the Glenaladale Heritage Trust, is pleased with the amount of money that estate is about to receive:
“We had hoped we would be eligible, put a lot of work into the application, etc., and it is a big plus in the restoration of this big project. This is a massive undertaking.”
MP Lawrence MacAulay also supports this project, adding:
“The Glenaladale estate has played a really important role in our rich history and heritage here on Prince Edward Island. Making sure that we preserve sites like these for the future is absolutely vital.”
The settlers arrived at Tracadie Cross in 1772, and this funding marks the 250th anniversary of this event.
According to the board of directors for the Glenaladale Heritage Trust, the estate will be transformed into a Scottish cultural center. It will feature a public performance space, artist studios, and residences and offer an arts training program.
The board vice-chair Aggie-Rose Reddin stated:
“An additional element to the project that we really want to highlight is the sculpture forest. We’re working in conjunction with the Confederation Centre and Creative P.E.I., and hopefully, we’ll have strong interest from Island artists and artisans to be part of that.”