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Residents and business owners in Morell, St. Peters, Mount Stewart, St. Teresa, and surrounding areas are being urged to attend a public meeting at Morell Regional High School this Tuesday.
The Project 2014 steering committee is revealing the business plan for a proposed health and wellness facility to serve residents of the eastern North Shore during the 7 p.m. meeting.
This meeting comes one month to the day after the Kraft Celebration Tour rolled into Morell to hand Don MacAdam a cheque for $25,000 to put towards this new facility.
MacAdam is chair of Project 2014, a volunteer group working to raise funds required to replace the existing, aging Morell Rink with a multifunction recreational facility.
Project 2014’s vision for the new facility is for it to be more than just an ice rink and hopes residents will attend this important meeting to find out the commercial, health and social aspects the plan involves.
“We are looking to build a facility that will serve residents of Mount Stewart, Morell, St. Teresa, and St. Peters for a wide range of health and wellness needs. We have support of many local businesses and other groups, and we’re excited to share our plans with local residents so that we can get that support behind us that we need if we’re going to make this thing happen,” said MacAdam.
The Morell Sportsman’s Dinner, held in July, brought in $34,000 to put towards the facility.
MacAdam said Project 2014 volunteers are thankful for the support of the community for making the event a success.
“The steering committee will be asking for a clear course of action from the people of the area: this is a project we fully support, support with the following amendments, or will not support. All are acceptable, but we cannot leave this public meeting without the will of the people clearly stated,” he said. “There has been so much momentum behind our efforts with the Sportsman’s Dinner and the Kraft Celebration Tour, and we hope this September 17 public meeting will be a direct reflection of that. We’re hoping for a full house.”
The Project 2014 business plan can be downloaded and reviewed in advance of the meeting. To download the plan visit Project2014.ca