FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017 Moncton, N.B.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Announces National Historic Monument Designation for Moncton’s Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, , is announcing today that the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada have added Moncton’s Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral to its list of national historic monuments. This designation will be formalized at a later date with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
Inaugurated in 1940, the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral represents for the Acadian people a symbol of its survival and vitality, and features distinct architecture both inside and outside the building, as well as an important collection of Acadian art and historical artefacts housed within the church.
“I’m very pleased to announce on this August 15th, the Day of Assumption and the Acadian National Holiday, that the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral will forever be known as a national historic monument. Such a designation will ensure that this important Acadian institution will always be recognized for its great value and it will furthermore allow future generations of Acadians to fully grasp its historical importance within our community.”
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament, Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
“I’m absolutely thrilled with this designation! This historical recognition of our cathedral is further proof of its importance in the history our country. This is an important national recognition both for the Acadian people and the City of Moncton.”
Marie-Linda Lord, President of the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral Foundation
“It is truly a great day for all Acadians on this the feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, Patron Saint of the Acadian people. The construction and preservation of our Cathedral is the result of a collective effort and it will forever serve as a symbol of the resilience of the Acadian people.”
Mgr Valéry Vienneau, Archbishop of Moncton
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