FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following message was issued by Premier Blaine Higgs to mark New Brunswick Day, Monday, Aug. 3:

On New Brunswick Day, we take time to appreciate the people and the places that make our province such a special place to live. The way we mark the occasion this year may look a bit different, but we still have a lot to celebrate.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Brunswickers have proven more than ever how strong and resilient we really are. Over the course of recent months our province has led the way by working hard to flatten the curve. We will stay strong in the weeks and months ahead as our economy continues to recover and thrive.

This year, many major events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online, but I still want to encourage all New Brunswickers to safely celebrate our beautiful province with close friends and family members. New Brunswick Day is an opportunity to reflect on how we can restore hope in our province by working together.

Enjoy a safe and happy New Brunswick Day!