New Ross Announces Funding, Introduces 40’ Legacy Project

40 ' Legacy ProjectNEW ROSS – $76,000 in funding, and a 40’ mural that celebrates the community’s heritage were the focus of a morning announcement organized by the New Ross 200th Anniversary Committee.

A highlight of the announcement that drew 50 people was the revelation that the Committee’s application to Canadian Heritage for funding was successful. “We are receiving $76,800 by way of a contribution agreement under the “Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage” program, said Debbie Reeves, Committee Co-Chair. “The funds will be used to promote our anniversary, assist with events, and help fund legacy projects, entertainment, and programs for our school students such as heritage projects, song writing, and an art/food project”.

A 40’ mural on the side of the New Ross Clover Farm store in the centre of the village was introduced as the first of several legacy projects planned by the 200th Committee. “Part of the Canadian Heritage funding we are receiving supports the mural,” said Reeves. “This will be a lasting reminder of our past
industries, and is something that we can be proud of and leave for the next generation to come”. The mural was painted by artist Edwin Hollett, and depicts local industries that have been passed down through the generations – farming, black smithing, Christmas trees, forestry and coopering.

10917274_10207807099158254_569354901760301444_n“In just 317 days New Ross will turn 200 years old,” said Reeves. She reminded those gathered that “this celebration and the legacy it will leave are not only about our heritage, culture and art forms. It is about who we are as a people and as a community. The caring for one another, sharing our abilities and knowledge, and cooperating to get things done are also part of the legacy that we want to pass on.

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