SUSSEX (GNB) – An investment of $150,000 is being made in an infrastructure improvement project in downtown Sussex to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The project involves installing a roof over Leonard’s Gate, which is used for outdoor community events and also hosts the Sussex Farmers Market.

“New Brunswickers are proud of who they are and where they come from,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. “Our investment in the Leonard’s Gate project will enrich the downtown Sussex area while celebrating the birth of our nation.”

“We are pleased to be partners with the Province of New Brunswick as well as for the support of the Downtown Business Association and the Rotary Club of Sussex as, together, we build improvements in downtown Sussex while celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary,” said Ralph Carr, deputy mayor of Sussex.

Funding is provided under the Program for Municipal Development to Commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Municipalities with populations of more than 4,000 and less than 25,000 were eligible to apply for funding of up to $150,000 for beautification projects to contribute to a vibrant and attractive downtown and to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.