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Official Opening of Frenchman’s Bay Harbour Entrance Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Patrons of the Frenchman’s Bay boating clubs and marina enjoy safer, improved access to the Frenchman’s Bay Harbour.

Who: Federal, Provincial and Municipal dignitaries, TRCA representatives, and Frenchman’s Bay user groups.

What: The official opening of the Frenchman’s Bay Harbour Entrance Reconstruction. The project focused on improving the Harbour’s entrance by widening its access and replacing two breakwaters. Event features live music, plaque unveiling, water demonstrations and a sail-past organized by local marinas and the Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club

Where: East Spit, Millennium Square Liverpool Road South, Pickering, ON

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East and His Worship David Ryan, Mayor of Pickering.

Frenchman's Bay has provided a natural calm water harbour for over a century, but the deteriorating conditions of the harbour entrance were presenting growing safety concerns. The redevelopment not only increases user safety and accessibility on the water, it also enhances the health and ecological conditions of the bay. The newly revitalized waterfront and additional trails will encourage greater recreational use.

“Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club has a rich 53 year history and we have been very fortunate to be part of the community that calls Frenchman's Bay home. Other than the clubhouse being built back in 1972, the reconstruction of the channel is the single most important occurance for us. It provides safe passage and will ensure a bright future. Last summer we set a record for visitors and have people inquiring about the great changes that have happened!” Erick S. Magi - Commodore, FBYC.

Please confirm your attendance or provide accessibility requests by June 26 with Customer Care at 905.683.7575 TTY 905.420.1739 or email customercare@pickering.ca

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:
Tanya Ryce
Supervisor, Cultural Services | Culture & Recreation Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3603
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739
tryce@pickering.ca