SACKVILLE (GNB) – An investment of $150,000 is being made in the development of a permanent Canada 150 walkway in Sackville’s downtown. It will include six focal points, including some marking the town’s contribution to Canada’s identity.

“We have been celebrating the diversity of our people and our economy, and encouraging residents to get to know our beautiful and historic New Brunswick,” said Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc. “Our investment in this project will enhance Sackville’s downtown while commemorating our nation’s 150th anniversary.”

LeBlanc attended for Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.

The six installations include: two metal benches and a new shelter in Memorial Park; a significant addition to the skateboard park; a plaque recognizing the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre and Anderson Octagonal House; relocating the Sackville Art Wall to the entrance of the Waterfowl Park; a new George Stanley sculpture; and a memorial for George Stanley at the entrance of the Sackville Cemetery and also at his gravesite.

“This project will leave a lasting impression on our residents and visitors as we celebrate Canada 150,” said Mayor John Higham. “I thank the Province of New Brunswick and the Regional Development Corporation for their financial contribution to Sackville and for establishing this important program.” 

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.