Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Town Supports Band's 'Royal' Request

Bridgewater is supporting a notion to include the word 'Royal' in the town's fire department band name. The town received a request from the fire department's public relations officer, asking for a letter of support to have the title of 'Royal' bestowed on the band. The band is in the process of submitting an application to the governor general's office in Ottawa. Mayor David Walker says it was an easy decision to make.

The request from the band says the 'royal' distinction will help raise more awareness about the band and its work as musical ambassadors in Lunenburg County and internationally for Canada. The band has to meet certain criteria to qualify including providing service over 25 years and on a regional basis. The fire department's public relations officer says a name change hasn't been determined, if the request is approved.