OTTAWA- “Summer is here and I invite all to come visit my beautiful riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing,” said MP Carol Hughes yesterday in a statement to the House of Commons.
The summer is a busy time in AMK, featuring many events all across the riding. Hughes was able to feature a few, starting with Ontario’s largest celebration of St. Jean Baptist happening in Kapuskasing this weekend and the numerous National Aboriginal Day celebrations being held across the riding on June 21st.
Hughes went on to talk about some of the historic landmarks in AMK; “Wawa will reveal their new ‘Wawa Goose’, the largest landmark of its kind in Canada and one of the most photographed landmarks in North America.” This well-known landmark stands poised over the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 101.
Echo Bay will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Big Loonie Monument, built to commemorate Robert Ralph Carmicheal, the artist whose work is featured on the Loonie coin and native of Echo Bay.
Hughes also highlighted the Lester B. Pearson collection exhibit at the Old Mill Heritage Centre Museum in Kagawong running from May to October. She encouraged Prime Minister Trudeau to attend, joining Pearson’s granddaughter for the official opening on August 10th.”
“All this and so much more happening in AMK this summer! Hope to see you there,” Hughes concluded.