Walk of Fame restoration project unveiling
The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce that its Walk of Fame restoration project is now complete and will be unveiling its newest display cases.
Sault Ste. Marie’s Canada 150 Honorary Chair and one of the City’s first Walk of Fame recipients Dr. Roberta Bondar will unveil the display case located at the Art Gallery of Algoma, one of four locations throughout the downtown.
The unveiling takes place at the Art Gallery of Algoma on Thursday December 7th at 11:30am.
About Sault Ste. Marie’s Walk of Fame Restoration Project
Over the years, structural damage to the concrete sidewalk caused the original award stones to deteriorate. In April of this year, Council passed a resolution to form a committee that included Paul Scornaienchi from the Downtown Association and Councillors Susan Myers, Steve Butland and Matthew Shoemaker to analyze a new means of displaying the granite maple leaf awards.
In June, Council approved placement of the granite maple leaf awards in four display cabinets. The cabinets, built by the City’s Public Works and Engineering team, have now been installed at strategic locations around the downtown (Memorial Tower, Essar Centre, March Street parkette and at the entryway of the Art Gallery of Algoma).