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New waterfront gathering space to be built next spring

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Fundraising to complete a new gathering space at the waterfront continues. 

Jade Scognamillo, Executive Director of the North Bay Heritage Gardeners says construction of the accessible walkway was completed about a year ago, connecting the downtown and waterfront pathways. 

She says they’re getting ready to set up a gathering area named North Bay Canada Place. 

“We’ve been raising funds to complete the project and then COVID has put it on hold for a couple of years,” she says.  “We are now selling engraved pavers for the gathering space.  We’re going to go to construction in the spring of 2022.”

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Scognamillo says there are two sizes of paving stones available. 

“We have a 4×8 brick for $250 and you can have two lines of text engraved on the brink.  Then we also have 12×12 for $1,000 and there’s six lines of text on that, or you can get a logo,” she says. 

She says they have a couple of goals with the project.

“To create an inclusive outdoor gathering space and it really connects the downtown with the waterfront,” she says.  “We’re also adding two new garden beds to the waterfront.” 

Brick order forms are  available at the North Bay Museum or online at https://northbayheritagegardeners.com/north-bay-canada-place/

Scognamillo says they have about 580 small bricks available and about 30 of the larger bricks. 

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