Saint John – Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are yearning to safely connect and return to the region’s downtown areas. The Government of Canada, through the Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is supporting community-led projects that will bring energy back to these lively and important community hubs.
Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay, announced an investment of $68,760 through Rediscover Main Streets for the New Brunswick Museum. The announcement was made on behalf of Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This support will allow the New Brunswick Museum to create a new cultural tourism site in the AREA 506 Container Village in Saint John. The museum’s presence in the downtown core will help draw more visitors to the area and increase interest through new programs and exhibitions.
The Rediscover Main Streets initiative helps non-profit organizations team up to create new activities, develop marketing initiatives and promote events, all of which encourage residents and visitors alike to rediscover what the region’s communities have to offer and drive more support for local businesses.
The Government of Canada is committed to helping small businesses and local communities recover and together work hard to build a strong and resilient economic recovery that works for every Canadian.
“Our main streets, downtowns and neighborhoods are at the heart of our vibrant rural and urban communities here in Atlantic Canada. This innovative initiative will help breathe new life in the community, and encourage residents and visitors to come out and enjoy everything AREA 506 Container Village and the Saint John waterfront have to offer.” – Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA