Warm welcome for Lennoxville visitors
OnMonday, Lennoxville Borough president, David Price, and the president of Sherbrooke’s cultural committee, Diane Delisle, inaugurated the new southern gateway to the Borough, located on Queen Street. Many improvements were made in the last few months to better welcome drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who enter the commercial sector of town by route 108/143. This route will be the main entrance to the Borough once phase 1 of the lengthening of the 410 is complete.
A work of art created by a local artist blacksmith was installed at the corner of Queen and Massawippi Streets to welcome visitors. Built with red bricks, characteristic of the bricks once produced in Lennoxville, the three dimensional piece also features seven tableaus. “These images reflect the Lennoxville community. They make reference to bilingualism, the cenotaph, the environment, the cultural and architectural heritage, the family and the school community,” said Mr. Price.
“In just a few seconds, citizens who enter Lennoxville will have a good idea of all the treasures that characterise this borough,” added Ms. Delisle.
The blacksmith who created the ‘welcoming wall’ was Marco Deslandes of the Sherbrooke studio, Cheval de feu.
The project represents an investment of $360,000. It was realized in collaboration with the companies AFT and Global Excel.