Monday, October 21, 2019

Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society look to seek funding for pair of projects in Prince Rupert

The Nisga'a Hall may be a centre of attraction for Cruise Ship visitors in 2020.

That if the Gitmaxmak'ay Society is successful in securing funding through a Northern Development Initiative Trust Grant, with the Society looking towards improvements for the Third Avenue Gathering space.

Prince Rupert City Councillor Blair Mirau who is also the CEO of the Gitmaxmak'ay  Nisga'a Society, has requested an item on the City Council Agenda for tonight, in order to request a letter of support from Prince Rupert Council towards the Society's quest for a 30,000 dollar grant.

The Nisga'a Hall Cruise Modernization project would have two objectives for the building; that of improved accessibility and to enable for a new multimedia sound system.

The Cruise industry venture would see the Nisga'a Society pick up passengers from the Cruise Ship Terminal and bring them to the Nisga'a Hall where they would take in some Traditional Nisga'a cuisine as well as to view some dancing.

If successful in launching their Cruise program, they anticipate a charge of 50 to 60 dollars per person for visitors to the Nisga'a Hall events.

The Society also observes how the improvements to the Nisga'a Hall would allow them to attract additional revenue through corporate rentals and conferences.

The details of the grant request can be reviewed below, taken from the background information included in the agenda for tonight's Council Session:

Also up for a letter of support tonight, is another initiative for funding from the NDIT  the Nisga'a  Society plan to seek out funding of 175,000 dollars towards a Hydroponics Greenhouse System for their Rupert Lawn and Garden Centre in the City.

In the background notes towards that initiative, the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society outlines how the project would add to a level of food security for the community and gain a return on investment through the retail sales of greens and herbs.

The goal of the project is described as that of "selling the greens at a retail price to the wider community, and dedicating profits towards subsidizing access for lower income members of the population."

For more items of interest related to this evening's City Council session see our Council Preview page here as well as our Council Session page.

Other items of interest from Prince Rupert City Council can be explored through our Council Discussion Archive page.

To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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