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Fredericton’s Cultural Centre Launches New Name, Logo

thecentreThe former Fredericton Intercultural Centre is pleased to announce it is rebranding as THE CULTURAL CENTRE.

“This is an exciting new phase for our organization,” says Dan Taylor, President and CEO of The Cultural Centre. “This is a name and a look that better reflects our place in the community, and our commitment to giving cultural organizations and non-profits in Fredericton a place to work in.”

In 2013, The Cultural Centre took ownership of the building located at 28 Saunders Street (former YMCA building), with the goal of establishing a centre for ethno-cultural and settlement organizations in the Fredericton area. With the Multicultural Association of Fredericton as a primary tenant, The Cultural Centre has expanded to provide office, storage and workspace for over 15 diverse tenants, including The Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick, The Iranian Canadian Association of New Brunswick, The Fredericton Makerspace, The Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick, and The Filipino-Canadian Community of New Brunswick.

“We want to move away from being known as ‘the old Y,’” says Taylor. “We are a new and dynamic organization with a lot of big plans for the future. This gives us a fresh start and new energy towards our future projects.”

“The Cultural Centre is a central place where the  multicultural community  can have office, meet and greet with other newcomers and make new friends.  Ethno- cultural community needed a place like this  to hold meetings, organize their cultural and social activities and invite local people to participate and learn their rich culture and art.” Says  Madhu Verma, chairperson of The Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick and one of the originators of the idea of The Cultural Centre, in the 1970s.”

Taylor says The Cultural Centre hopes to continue to grow by reclaiming further unused space in the building. More details, including fundraising initiatives, are expected to be announced this fall.

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