The 2018 Municipality of the District of Guysborough Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony is set for Wednesday night at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex. The event, which kicks off at 6 p.m., is part of Guysborough’s annual Come Home Week.
Inductees this year are Gordon Drysdale in the builder category, as well as Jean-Andre Pellerin and Gerald Fitzgerald, both in the individual athlete category. Angie Tavares, recreation director with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, said the wall of fame is a new initiative from the steering committee for the CLC.
Other events for the week include the 46 Annual Hoe Down on the Hill at the Boylston Provincial Park at 6 p.m. on July 24, and an outdoor 80s theme family night on the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex shinny rink and skating trail on Friday, July 27. Tickets for the Wall of Fame gala are on sale at the CLC.
A delegation from the Guysborough County Concerned Citizens group attended the regular committee of the whole meeting for the Municipality of the District of Guysborough on Wednesday afternoon. The group presented a petition, signed by 578 people, asking for a temporary halt to the $11 million Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex proposed for the Shiretown of Guysborough. Group spokesperson Mary LeBlanc outlined the request of petitioners which included further community consultation with meetings in all districts of the municipality and a plebiscite on the question. The group also called for the immediate release of the projected budget for the Lifestyle Complex and a sustainability plan.
Following the Concerned Citizens delegation, MODG CAO Barry Carroll gave a presentation of the path of the Lifestyle Complex process starting in 2006.
Councillor for District 8 Fin Armsworthy went on the record during the council meeting stating that he would not support the project if it failed to get funding from both federal and provincial levels of government. The project has been pitched to provincial and federal counterparts but no decision on funding has been reached to date.
After council adjourned, MODG Warden Vernon Pitts said that council will go through the petition. He said the Concerned Citizens group had some pointed questions that will be answered.