Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner has announced the federal government is providing
support to the Society of Tor Bay Acadians for upgrades to Place Savalette.
The federal government invested over $12,000 and the province contributed over $27,000 for five new interpretive panels created and installed around the park to highlight important moments of the region’s Acadian history. Organizers unveiled the site yesterday as part of the opening ceremony for this year s Festival Savalette. The Society also launched an updated website this month to share information and present local attractions in a more appealing way to residents and visitors.
Cuzner also presented the new Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque recognizing the national historic significance of Captain Savalette, who was designated as a national historic person in 1944.