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November 4, 2014
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Kensington history commemorated

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

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Two new clocks at the centre of the community commemorate the Town of Kensington’s rich history and recognize Prince Edward Island’s role in Confederation, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.

“The Town of Kensington is a vibrant community with a rich heritage,” said the minister. “This building stands at the centre of the town and is an ideal location to recognize and celebrate the history of Kensington and Prince Edward Island.”

Two exterior clocks have been installed on the building at 62 Victoria Street, where the post office and the PEI Grain Elevators Corporation are located. The clocks were installed to recognize 100 years of incorporation for the Town of Kensington and commemorate 150 years since the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.

Minister Vessey and Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan recently unveiled a plaque detailing the significance of the clocks.

The clocks replace an older clock that was erected by the Kensington Centennial Committee in 1964 to mark 100 years since the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown.

“Over the past 100 years, the Town of Kensington has become known for its vibrant culture and as a welcoming community,” said Minister Sheridan. “This building is a landmark in the town and I’m pleased to see the clocks stand as a celebration of the community’s history.”

Media Contact: Mary Moszynski
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