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Committee considering design for outdoor pavilion near county museum

The pavilion is proposed to be built to be used an event space near the Indigenous Gathering Circle at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

ABOYNE – County of Wellington staff are seeking approval for a new design for a proposed pavilion to be built at the Wellington Place campus. 

This outdoor pavilion is planned to go in beside the Indigenous Gathering Circle near the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) to serve as an event space including for use during a planned annual traditional Pow Wow, business awards, festivals, music events, WCMA programming, film screenings and more.

An updated design has reduced the circular outdoor plaza by one third with a central green area included, with a report stating a reduction of concrete will reduce the amount of heat and cost. No cost estimate was detailed in the report.

The report said other updates to the design include:

  • The water feature has been changed from a high concrete wall to low natural armour stone
  • To account for prevailing winds, the west and south walls have been closed with the south wall incorporating two large six-foot doors for access to the rear entrance and road
  • A curvy path to connect to the Indigenous Gathering Circle
  • A central kitchenette
  • Two double doors for 600 sq. ft. of storage space

“The pavilion suits its natural connection to the Gathering Circle, is complementary to the buildings that surround it, and is designed to be simple, practical, and beautiful,” the report stated. 

“As a place to host the various communities and groups of Wellington County, the pavilion is a place to gather, learn and pay homage to our past and future, under a roof and next to a garden.”

The county’s information, heritage and seniors’ committee will consider approving this design to proceed with the tender process at a meeting Wednesday afternoon which will then require full ratification by county council.