In­for­ma­tion ses­sion on pro­posed North­side park

Cape Breton Post - - Front Page -

SYD­NEY — The board of di­rec­tors for the pro­posed At­lantic Me­mo­rial Park on the North­side will host a com­mu­nity pre­sen­ta­tion as well as a ques­tion and an­swer pe­riod on Thurs­day.

The ses­sion will take place at the Joan Har­riss Cruise Pavil­ion in Syd­ney at 7 p.m. The ses­sion is open to all res­i­dents of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The rec­om­mended site con­sists of about 120 acres of pub­licly owned land in Syd­ney Mines.

Along with a com­mem­o­ra­tive mon­u­ment ded­i­cated to the Bat­tle of Vimy Ridge, the site would high­light sig­nif­i­cant Cana­dian mil­i­tary con­tri­bu­tions, the history of the mil­i­tary, min­ing and steel. It would also in­clude a First Na­tions replica en­camp­ment, a fam­ily park and beach and re­stored mil­i­tary for­ti­fi­ca­tions.

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