Our community hall is used for community functions. Both the upstairs hall area and the downstairs kitchen and dining area are also available to rent for weddings, dances, family reunions, concerts and many other functions. Our hall is handicapped accessible and has a large parking lot. Upstairs capacity is 285. Downstairs capacity is 120. Prices are listed under policies & rental agreement.
To book the Tara Lynne Community Center :
Contact: Hazel Pottie
The River Bourgeois Community Hall was built in 1978 to replace the old parish hall that was in desperate need of repairs.
Over the years the Community Center has been expanded and renovated – all projects of the River Bourgeois Community Services Society. The hall was renamed the Tara Lynne Community Center in 1995 in memory of Tara Lynne Touesnard, a nationally known violinist from River Bourgeois. Tara Lynne performed at many of our local concerts and was well know for her dedication to music and her community. Tara Lynne died in a motor vehicle accident in April 1994 at the age of 21.
During 2002 a spacious (20’ x 60’) outdoor deck was added to the Tara Lynne Community Hall with financial aid from Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.