Revised Stompin' Tom project now before funding agency

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Revised Stompin' Tom project

SKINNERS POND - The Board of Directors of Tignish Initiatives has approved a plan for a scaled down version of its proposed Stompin’ Tom Connors commemoration project.

The original plan, announced last summer, was put on hold last November when one of the anticipated funders denied Tignish Initiatives’ funding request. That set off a domino effect with the key funder, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, requesting a review of the entire project.

Tignish Initiatives general manager, Anne Arsenault, acknowledged that the review recommended the project be scaled back.

The board has accepted the modified plan and re-submitted its application to ACOA. Arsenault said the board must now await a decision on its revised funding application.

The project is proposed for Skinners Pond, on the grounds of the schoolhouse Tom Connors attended as a youth and of the house where he lived with his adoptive family until he set out to hitchhike across Canada, a journey that launched his career as a Canadian country and folk music icon.

Organizations: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Geographic location: Canada

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Recent comments

  • west prince taxpayer
    March 28, 2016 - 09:26

    Why should all the taxpayers of Canada fund this through ACOA? The Tignish Initiatives Corporation has many real estate assets and brings in a ton of rental income. Let them fund it themselves.

  • don
    March 28, 2016 - 07:16

    can anyone tell me who paid for the ghiz park in ch'town? now you all know that Conners done more for PEI then ghiz did but i do not see the government helping. i am sure the liberal government paid a lot towards the ghiz park or i should say the tax payers paid for it...........

    • chris
      March 28, 2016 - 15:13

      That was privately funded I believe through IODE with Marlene Bryenton and others leading the charge to fundraise for that park. Don't recall any tax dollars going into that except when it was turned over to the city for free. Just what has Stompin Tom done for PEI or Canada?

    • Martin Smith
      March 28, 2016 - 15:33

      Lake of Shining Waters chapter of the IODE funded that park privately. See here: