Leveraging Community Assets – A Shared Vision and Good Stewardship

Th’YARC (Yarmouth Arts Regional Council) and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth share a vision for the future use of the former Arcadia School. Rural communities experience revitalization when well-equipped assets are fully utilized– the transformation of a building from a school to a multi-use play house, creative labs and cultural centre in a growing community is a great example.

Th’YARC and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth continue to execute the terms of their Purchase and Sale agreement as planned. The team at Th’YARC are excited about proceeding with their vision for the facility. Confirming the vision for the move, President Mitch Bonnar stated, “Th’YARC wants to create a vibrant, inclusive space, both indoors and outdoors, where residents and visitors alike can enjoy the cultural diversity and talent-rich communities of the area. This region is rich in both artistic capacity and cultural diversity. Celebrating and advancing this is the vision for the new location for Th’Yarc.”

Warden Leland Anthony echo’s Mr. Bonnar’s statement, adding, “The Municipality is pleased to work with Th’YARC. The decision of Council to sell the divested school building to the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council is a responsible stewardship decision with significant cultural benefits.”

Media Contacts:
Mitch Bonnar
Yarmouth Arts Regional Council

Victoria Brooks
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of the District of Yarmouth

About Th’YARC

Th’YARC (The Yarmouth Arts Regional Council) Playhouse and Arts Centre a multi-function performance centre located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. We present a wide range of theatre, music, dance, and art events in our theatre, art gallery, and studios. Th’YARC operates year-round, with two permanent members of staff and a community of more than 300 volunteers. Our goal is to educate, entertain, and promote the arts in Southwestern Nova Scotia.

Thanks to the following businesses and agencies that help make it all possible.

Town of Yarmouth, Crest
Rodd Grand Hotel
Nova Scotia Tourism and Culture
Nova Scotia Tourism and Culture
Nova Scotia Tourism and Culture
Nova Scotia Tourism and Culture