New Retreat Centre Coming

Anyone driving or walking along Reid Road, near Cavendish and Stanley Bridge, couldn’t help but notice this towering construction project.
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retreat02Much of the exterior work is nearing completion and so is the outside paving. The Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, built at a cost of around $3 million for the Diocese of Charlottetown, is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Groundbreaking was in late March. The ecumenical retreat will boast approximately 38 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, and house as many as 55 to 60 people.
The Rustico-based retreat it replaces, the Belcourt Centre, accommodates approximately 30 people. The Belcourt Centre is expected to close in February or March of 2017. Big things are definitely happening in the Stanley Bridge-Cavendish area.
Story and photos by Jim Brown