Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Navy Celebrations set for Lunenburg

The date hasn't been set but the Town of Lunenburg will be hosting a celebration this year in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says he 's been contacted by Rear Admiral P.A. Madison on behalf of the Navy. Mawhinney says it is the intent of the Navy to honour each of the 320 Canadian communities whose names have been shared with Canadian warships since 1910. Lunenburg is one of those communities, and Mawhinney says the Town will undertake plans with the Navy to make it a memorable occasion.
Meantime the Town is aiming for May 17th, the Norwegian national holiday to have the Norwegian Plaque moved to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic so more visitors will be able to share the story it tells.