For Immediate Release
Today, Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $195,805 in the conservation of the McAdam Railway Station through the National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places.
The program ensures the protection of national historic sites, heritage lighthouses and railway stations. The project will help restore the roofing and repair the damaged dormers and windows of this heritage railway station.
“Our government has taken a leadership role in the protection and promotion of the region’s invaluable and irreplaceable heritage such as the McAdam Railway Station,” said Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. “This will help ensure the site remains vibrant and supports tourism and job creation in the community.”
As part of the Built Heritage Program, the Government of New Brunswick is contributing $30,000 towards the restoration of the roof and the shed dormers. The McAdam Historical Restoration Commission, which operates and manages the Station, is contributing $ 165,805.
“This investment is especially significant during Canada 150 as the McAdam Railway Station played an important role in the development of Canada as a nation,” said John Ames, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.“Thanks to a strong commitment from the community and partnerships between different levels of government, this impressive building continues to draw visitors to this area and contribute to our tourism sector.”
Built in 1900, the McAdam Railway Station is a National and Provincial Historic site and a designated Heritage Railway Station. Located on the New Brunswick-Maine border the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station was part of the main CPR line into Atlantic Canada.
“The McAdam Historical Restoration Commission appreciates the generosity and financial assistance of Parks Canada and the Province of New Brunswick with the necessary repairs and restoration at the McAdam Railway Station,” said Elsie Carroll, President of the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission. “This National and Provincial Historic Site is an icon of Canadian History representing the building of our nation.”
The Station is operated and managed by the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission. It is an active museum offering tours, catered meals, conference facilities and much more. The Station is also a Visitor Information Centre, located only a few kilometres from the Maine-New Brunswick border crossing at Vanceboro.
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Director of Communications, Office of MP Karen Ludwig