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Fundy Discovery Site to host open house

Kathy Fisher, manager of the Fundy Discovery Site, with the outdoor ampitheatre.
Kathy Fisher, manager of the Fundy Discovery Site, with the outdoor ampitheatre. - File photo
LOWER TRURO, N.S. —

The Fundy Discovery Site is hosting an open house to celebrate the rebirth of a popular Truro attraction.
People can enjoy live music at the newly-built amphitheatre and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 21. Guests can also enjoy a barbecue, explore the nature-themed playground and witness the tidal bore’s arrival at 5:55 p.m.
“I think it’s an extraordinary place in our area,” said Devin Trefry, research, policy and community engagement officer for the Municipality of the County of Colchester. “As a tourist area it’s one of the most accessible sites to explore the Bay of Fundy’s Tides. For the locals, it’s an excellent place for peace and quiet, looking out over the water and catching the sunset.”
The open house celebrates the completion of Phase 1 of development at the site. In addition to the municipality’s investment to date, the event will recognize the support of the project’s various partners, including the Province of Nova Scotia, Trans Canada Trail, Town of Truro and several local businesses.  
Since 2018, Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage has contributed over $145,000 to the project.  
A total of $45,000 was secured from NS Municipal Affairs’ Streetscape and Beautification Pilot Program since 2018. Trans Canada Trail contributed $42,400 and the Town of Truro supported the project with an in-kind contribution of equipment and labour. Local businesses also made donations. 
“Our council wants to take this opportunity to acknowledge those who have contributed to the development of phase one of the site and to share this wonderful progress with the community,” said Christine Blair, Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester, in a release dated Sept. 5.
With Phase 1 complete, the county is considering ideas for a future second phase. Future enhancements may include an interpretive plan for the site, a pedestrian bridge over the Salmon River and an upgraded visitor centre.
All are welcome to attend the open house. The rain-date for the event is Sept. 22.

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