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Gateway Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By City Staff

To celebrate the completion of the Howard Watson Nature Trail Gateway Project, a ribbon cutting and pigeon release ceremony will be held on October 20 from 11 a.m. to noon. The celebration will be held at the Howard Watson Nature Trail ‘Gateway’ and trail access point located on Michigan Road.

The Gateway Project has transformed the Michigan Road access point by providing the addition of 65 trees, a parking area, enhanced green space, a rest area, and safe, accessible trail access.

“The 2016 CN EcoConnexions ‘From the Ground Up’ program has generously provided funding for the Gateway Project. The Parks & Recreation Department and the Bluewater Trails Committee are pleased to use this funding for accessibility and greenscape improvements to the Howard Watson Nature Trail,” explains Ryan Chamney, Manager, Recreation and Planning.

Ceremony speakers include:

  • James Houston, President of CN Pensioners Association Sarnia Council and Vice President and National Director – Canada
  • Raymond Carriére, Founding President of Communities in Bloom
  • Drew Redden, Ontario Lead of Community Affairs CN
  • Patti Ross, Manager of Parks, Forestry & Horticulture, City of Sarnia
  • Tony Barrand, Chair of Bluewater Trails Committee
  • Anne Marie Gillis, Councillor and Chair, Communities in Bloom

Citizens are encouraged to bike to the event and participate in a bike ride led by the Bluewater Trails Committee, departing the ‘Gateway’ at 12:15 p.m.

This article was posted Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:15 PM

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