RIVERVIEW (GNB) – An investment of $150,000 is being made to enhance Riverview’s downtown in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
“We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful province of breathtaking landscapes, where we rejoice in its cultural diversity and welcoming spirit,” said Treasury Board President Roger Melanson. “Our investment in this project will enrich Riverview’s downtown riverfront while marking our nation’s 150th anniversary.”
Melanson spoke on behalf of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
The improvements include: electrical infrastructure along the riverfront trail; amenities such as benches, accessible dual binoculars and bike racks; artistic and cultural interpretive structures; a mural and historical interpretive signage; and the opening of the Chocolate River Café & Resto, a coffee shop that will operate out of a shipping container.
“We are thrilled to see this project come together on our beautiful Riverview riverfront, all in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” said Mayor Anne Seamans. “By building pride in our communities, celebrating our culture and being excellent hosts to visitors near and far, we will collectively thrive and prosper. We thank the provincial government for its investment in this project and the beautiful Town of Riverview.”
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.