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The event was organized to draw community attention to the bid that the Friendship Centre and NECHC proposed for the old school site. They will sell their existing properties on Gottingen St, and share the new buildings. It is their way to partner in service provision and continue to provide community services to the North End.
Warrington Park is home to Hope Blooms community garden, a project of the NECHC, which is a garden and salad dressing enterprise run by neighbourhood kids. All the money earned through salad dressing sales, goes back into the garden and into a scholarship fund for inner city youth. Many community members expressed their support for the gardens, and the kids were proud of their work in the enterprise.
City staff go to council in November to decide on a bid. Jane Maloney, executive director of the NECHC believes that their bid is essential for the prosperity of the North End community, and has called on HRM residents to contact their city councillor in support of this proposal.
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