“The Sir John A Macdonald bicentennial was discussed with great interest and much enthusiasm,” says Kimberley Dickson, marketing and communications officer with the Town of New Glasgow. “It was agreed a sub-committee would be formed and would develop some celebration suggestions. We will keep you posted and will promote the milestone as much as we can,” she adds.
New Glasgow, a town of some ten thousand people, is located in Pictou County, Nova Scotia just off a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait. Settled in 1784, built on land that is now the west side of town, New Glasgow is named after Glasgow, Scotland and was officially incorporated in 1875.
“The Town of New Glasgow is proud to say that our historic Town Hall is one of a series of magnificent structures that Sir John A. Macdonald commissioned to be built across the great nation of Canada as a series of Post Office and Customs Houses. Its beautiful sandstone and remarkable architecture are reminiscent of the spectacular buildings often seen in Prime Minister Macdonald’s homeland of Scotland. New Glasgow proudly continues to have treasured heritage and cultural ties with our namesake city, Glasgow, the hometown of Prime Minister Macdonald.”
For more information, visit the New Glasgow website http://www.newglasgow.ca/.