Founded in 2011 by a group of community members, the Old School Community Gathering Place is a non-profit cooperative, functioning as a centre for arts, culture and innovation. Our facility features a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen and the Musquodoboit Harbour Community Garden.
We offer a wide range of programming based in the arts, wellness and improving the lives of residents of all ages along the Eastern Shore. Recent federal funding has allowed us to offer a youth employability program (YESS) and a dance therapy program for residents with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diagnoses. Volunteers lead regular programming like three levels of Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fibre Friends - a fibre arts drop-in - and our Community Music Jam.
In addition to our programming and Community Garden, we also house Eastern Shore Mental Health, a peer-based mental health support service.
Our space is also available for individuals and organizations to rent as a venue for their own programming.
The Old School houses a commercial kitchen and a
1024 ft square multipurpose room with A/V technology, with several smaller classrooms. Additional Old School assets include Eastern Shore Mental Health (ESMH), the Musquodoboit Harbour Community Garden and other food-related resources. Local and regional navigational help is available for health, wellness, and employment resources with our agency partners and host of in-house knowledgeable staff and volunteers. WIFI available.
Call us! (902) 889-2735