Aug. 26, 2009
NASHWAAK VILLAGE (CNB) - A new signage program welcoming travellers to the capital region has been unveiled by the Department of Transportation, in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission.
Transportation Minister Denis Landry and Kelly Lamrock, minister responsible for the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission, helped showcase one of four large billboards installed on major routes into the capital region. Located on Route 8, north of the Killarney Road intersection, the billboard features groups of multicultural youth from the capital region, and a welcome message in English and French.
"My department is pleased to be involved in this project, producing four billboards and 17 other signs that help underscore that the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission belongs to all of us," said Landry. "Capital commissions and their associated properties are prominently promoted across Canada, and they are icons that visitors look for."
Lamrock said that he is pleased that government's establishment of the commission continues to evolve.
"I am pleased to see that the Provincial Capital Commission has found yet another way to welcome visitors to our capital region," said Lamrock. "I encourage residents from all of our communities to take pride in it and experience the natural beauty, rich heritage and culture that the capital region has to offer."
New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission executive director Lee Ellen Pottie commended staff with the Department of Transportation, whose collaboration made the signage possible.
"These welcome signs fit our mandate to reach out across the province and welcome residents and visitors to the capital region," said Pottie. "We want New Brunswickers to feel at home in the capital, and to feel a sense of pride in their province. That starts with our young people."
The other large billboard signs may be seen on Route 2 westbound, just east of Oromocto (kilometre marker 309); Route 2 eastbound, between Longs Creek and Mazerolle Settlement (kilometre marker 267;) and on Route 7, coming from Saint John, 500 metres east of the exit sign to Moncton.
The New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission celebrates pride in the province, connects New Brunswickers to their capital, and the capital to New Brunswickers. More information may be found on the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission website.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Matt Frye, Department of Transportation, 506-444-5838; Émelie Hubert, New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission, 506-444-2265; Lee Ellen Pottie (for interviews), New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission, 506-444-2026, or Lee.Ellen@capnb.ca.