On June 17th 2017 we had a pleasure of taking part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the historic Small Arms Building. We were honoured to have our local Member of Parliament, Sven Spengemann, our Member of Provincial Parliament, Minister Charles Sousa, and Mayor Bonnie Crombie. In attendance there were also members of the Small Arms Society, a group of community-minded individuals whose mission is to recognize the historic importance of the building and site and also to oversee the adaptive reuse of the building into a creative hub. The most important people in attendance were four amazing women who actually worked in the building: Linda, Ellerose, Hilda, and Dorothy.
In addition to the ceremony our office along with MP Spengemann and MPP Sousa’s offices had the pleasure of planting three oak trees that were grown from an acorn of a tree at Vimy Ridge. We couldn’t think of a more suitable location for these trees than the Small Arms Building.
Please find below two videos with the full ceremony as well as some pictures from the event.