Warm wel­come for Len­noxville vis­i­tors

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Len­noxville

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.

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