Back row: Members of the Albert County Junior Historical Society
Front row: Riverside-Albert Mayor Jim Campbell, Dawne McLean, Janet Wallace, Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart, Albert MLA Brian Keirstead, Melody Land
Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, announced funding today in the amount of $25,350 to the Albert County Historical Society Incorporated for their community project Growing Together: Seeds from the past; seeds for the future. She made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
To make 2017 a year that all Canadians will remember, the Government of Canada has invested in local, regional and Canada-wide projects. Canada 150 is the perfect time to highlight what makes communities all across the country so unique, diverse and vibrant.
“In 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that it means to be Canadian. Our government has created opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations. Communities across the country are proudly taking part in the festivities throughout the year to mark this significant anniversary in Canada’s history. Join the celebrations taking place in your community!”The Honourable Mélanie JolyMinister of Canadian Heritage
“Canada 150 is a defining moment in the history of our people and the Albert County Historical Society has found a home grown way to celebrate! Through the Growing Together project, Canadians of all ages will share their stories about their family gardens and the foods they have enjoyed for generations. Our gardening traditions offer such a unique perspective on our local culture; one we should be proud to share during this year of celebrations.”Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
- The Albert County Museum is nestled on the on the hill overlooking Shepody Bay in the original buildings of the Shiretown of Hopewell Cape and it contains more than just artefacts, it contains the stories, the joys and heartaches of a people. All the buildings at the museum: the Courthouse, the Gaol, the Community Hall, the Records Office, the Tax Office, and the Library were all part of a once vibrant Shiretown and are in their original location, lovingly restored.
- The Government of Canada’s vision for the 150thanniversary of Confederation includes four major themes: diversity and inclusiveness, the environment, young people and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
- The Canada 150 Fund, established in April 2015, has an overall budget of $200 million.
- Through this Fund, the Government of Canada invests strategically in activities that support the 150th anniversary vision and promote the direct involvement of Canadians.
Office of Alaina Lockhart, MP