Community builder Flato Developments donated $100,000 to Streams Community Hub, an arts-centered, youth-focused, federally incorporated charity, to contribute to the building and operation of a new creative centre in the Town of Shelburne. The funding represents the first of its kind to build a new arts centre at Fiddle Park.
The creative hub, to be named the Flato Performance Hall, will function as a shared space for community events, social enterprise development, business incubation and a safe social place for youth.
“Our goal with the hub is to create an environment where a creative community can thrive and where young people can be engaged in positive, productive activity,” says Juli-Anne James, President and Co-founder of Streams Community Hub. “We are tremendously grateful to Flato Developments for seeing our vision for the community and supporting it.”
“At Flato, we believe that building communities is more than just building homes. We take great pride in supporting our local Canadian arts community and creative clusters,” said Shakir Rehmatullah, President and Founder of Flato Developments. “We are excited to partner with Streams and would like to call on philanthropists to join and show their support.”
Streams Community Hub’s mission is to provide an engaging environment to educate, inspire and encourage youth development, community involvement and leadership. Streams has served hundreds of youth over the years through the provision of seasonal creative arts camps. With new expansion avenues, the organization hopes to one day offer year-round programming options for youth.
Since its founding in 2005, Flato has been committed to supporting charities and causes in places where it builds and operates. From giving to local hospitals and clinics to promoting arts and culture, Flato is dedicated to positive change in our communities.
Photo: Flato president Shakir Rehmatullah presents Streams Community Hub with a $100,000 donation which will contribute to the building and operation of a new creative centre.