Premier Commends Seven Wonders of Canada Contest for Selecting Pier 21

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald saluted CBC’s Seven Wonders of Canada contest which selected Nova Scotia’s historic Pier 21 as one of the country’s most remarkable places. “Nova Scotians have known about this historic treasure for some time and I am thrilled to know how much others appreciate this site and its importance to Canada,” Premier MacDonald said. The premier noted the efforts of the many volunteers, staff and supporters who have, over recent years, revitalized Pier 21, and turned it into such a popular museum. “To have so much attention, now, on this gateway for both our military personnel and for immigrants entering our country over years past, will be tremendous for Pier 21,” Premier MacDonald said. “It has become a living history lesson as well as a place for those who once passed through its gates to relive the past. As one contest judge so eloquently noted: Pier 21 is the ‘personification of the promise that this country holds.'” The premier encouraged all Nova Scotians and travellers to visit what is now known as one of Canada’s Seven Wonders. He also thanked those voters who supported the other Nova Scotia nominees, the Bay of Fundy and the Cabot Trail, both of which were rated among the top seven by online participants. The Bay Of Fundy drew almost 68,000 votes and the Cabot Trail more than 44,000 from among the about one million votes cast to both earn a spot in the audience category of the Seven Wonders contest. There were 52 nominees from 25,000 suggestions. “The contest was a tremendous geography and natural-history lesson for us all and the results offered a beautiful snapshot of our country,” the premier said.last_img read more