Bristol Beach Service Building Grand Opening

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BRISTOL UNVEILS NEW BEACH BUILDING AT NORWAY BAY 

Deborah Powell

The official opening of Phase 2 of Bristol Municipality’s park renewal project was held Tuesday, June 25. While rain kept participants under the generous porch of the new beach services building, the mood was celebratory. The new building is “modern, clean and welcoming” commented one participant from the Bristol Community Association (BCA). Mayor Brent Orr thanked the companies that worked on the project: Rossmann Architecture, Industries CAMA, Aqua Pompes Plus, Blue Heron Landscaping as well as municipal employees and the BCA for serving the refreshments at the event.

MRC Pontiac Warden, Jane Toller, said the MRC was very proud of the project adding it makes a huge difference to the park. “It’s very impressive to build something of this quality. It’s a showplace here,” she continued, praising the community of Bristol. The MRC contributed $100,000 from stream four of the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR 4) to the $341,000 project. – Deborah Powell

Photo: The stone sculpture with supporting ends representing the shape of the municipality of Bristol is one feature of the park renewal project at the beach in Norway Bay. Bristol resident John-Philippe Smith, who is also Canada’s Dominion Sculptor, created and installed the piece earlier in the week preceding the official opening. The new beach building can be seen in the background. (DP)