The Old Cottage Hospital is an historic building that has served the residents of the Bonne Bay area since 1938. Also known as the Julia Ann Walsh Centre, it houses a wellness centre; a community kitchen; a Covid-safe, family-friendly hostel; the VOBB (Voice of Bonne Bay) community radio station; a socially-distanced studio and creative arts meeting space; the Norris Point Public Library and CAP site; and the Old Cottage Hospital Museum Room and tours, as well as a variety of small business tenants.
Our mission is the adaptive re-use of the former Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital for the preservation of local culture and heritage (including arts, crafts, music and oral history); the promotion of health and wellness; and community economic and social development. We are a not-for-profit community corporation with a volunteer board of directors. We operate as a social enterprise, offering programs and services that benefit the community while generating revenue to sustain our operations.
Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation
We are a not-for-profit community corporation run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We operate as a social enterprise, generating revenue to sustain our operations while providing valuable services to meet community needs.
We are adaptively re-using the old Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital as a community centre for the following purposes:
- The preservation of local culture and heritage;
- The promotion of community health and wellness; and
- To foster community economic and social development.
- Site of Provincial Historic Significance (2011)
- Manning Award (2010)
- Municipal Heritage Site (2006)