$10.7 million dollar addition to Kincardine’s St. Anthony’s goes to tender

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The province has given Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board approval to tender an addition to St. Anthony’s School in Kincardine.

Huron Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson says the $10.7 million investment will provide a new, quality learning environment for the students, as well as new child care rooms.

“The funding for this addition to St. Anthony’s School is great news for the community,” said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson. “This investment will provide a quality learning environment and state-of- the-art facility for the students and staff while also providing new spaces and rooms for pre-schoolers.”

She says Highlights of the addition include: 190 elementary student spaces, 78 new licensed child care spaces and four new child care rooms.

The project will also include a new gymnasium, bus route, parking, and office.

Lori Di Castri, Chair of the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board, is happy the news is now official. “The Ontario government’s investment in St. Anthony’s School is a welcomed announcement,” she said. “The Kincardine area has continued to grow and flourish and as a result, St. Anthony’s school has been over capacity for a number of years. Staff and students have been creatively using every corner of the school and have lost some outdoor space to portables. Investing in our Catholic schools is an investment in our students and in our community. Partnerships with Bruce-Grey CDSB will be strengthened as we continue to offer our students and community an even better learning environment for each to grow.”

Gary O’Donnell, Director of Education, agreed. “This is an important day for St. Anthony Catholic School, The BGCDSB, and the Kincardine Community. This project will position St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School to support our growing community, ensure that we have an updated and modern facility to provide a space for a quality Catholic Education for the years to come.”