Canada turns 150 this year and the City of Charlottetown is paying tribute to this important birthday at its annual Heritage Awards Ceremony by honouring those who have worked hard to preserve and celebrate our municipal heritage. The Heritage Awards will take place at City Hall, 199 Queen Street, at 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, February 21. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.
In the spirit of the sesquicentennial, the City will celebrate and explore the National Historic Sites of Canada located within the City of Charlottetown in an exhibit to be opened by Mayor Clifford Lee during the Heritage Awards Ceremony. The exhibit, National Treasures: Charlottetown’s National Historic Sites, will later be mounted in the front windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street where it will remain until the end of March.
"Charlottetown has 11 landmarks that have been recognized nationally, ranging from homes to churches to public buildings," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Most Islanders recognize that Province House is a National Historic Site, but may not realize that the Fairholm, for example, is also a National Historic Site, as is Apothecaries Hall – or Hughes Drug Store to those of us that are old enough to remember. It is fitting that this exhibit will be unveiled at City Hall, as it is also a National Historic Site of Canada. I encourage everyone to join us in celebrating this history and learning more at the exhibit."
For those who would like to learn more about our National Historic Sites, each of the 11 Sites will be featured on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown beginning on February 21.
"We welcome the public to view this impressive exhibit that celebrates Charlottetown’s rich history," said Councillor Greg Rivard, Chair of the City’s Planning and Heritage Committee. "Our Planning and Heritage staff is committed to working with community members and local organizations to preserve municipal heritage and this exhibit brings that to life."
For more information about the exhibit or Charlottetown’s Heritage Awards, contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4158.
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