By Kelly Brooks
July 20 marked the official grand opening of the Liverpool Visitor Information Centre (VIC), a project made possible by the collaboration of the Government of Canada and the region of Queens.
"Our government is proud to announce we have invested $200, 815 in this valuable project here in Queens County," says Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret's. "This is absolutely an incredible structure here, all of the work has been done by members who work for the Region of Queens.”
In addition to the construction of a new VIC, Keddy says, "you will also notice improvements to the surrounding waterfront infrastructure, including enhanced walkways, upgraded parking facilities, improved accessibility for RVs and the creation of a safer more attractive environment to welcome visitors."
The rebuilding of the centre is to ensure the community, and this area of the province, can take every opportunity to be competitive in the tourism marketplace.
The information centre will “assist us in attracting and holding visitors here, convincing them that we have all kinds of interesting things to do and see, and to ensure that we work in partnership with all of the people in the hospitality business,” says John Leefe, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. "It’s about rising to a challenge and making the most of what we've got."