West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan and North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite are congratulating the City of North Vancouver on the successful grand opening of the North Vancouver Shipyards this past weekend.
Sultan said the Lower Lonsdale Shipyards District brings together the rich maritime history of the area and revitalizes it for future generations.
“I am delighted our previous government played an important role by initially giving the City of North Vancouver $9 million to launch the Shipyards project,” he said.
The $9 million funding grant to the City of North Vancouver was part of a commitment towards the preservation of B.C. maritime history as well as other arts and culture initiatives.
“The grand opening of the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale was a huge success and its benefits will be felt across the North Shore attracting residents, tourists, businesses and new jobs” says Thornthwaite.
“I extend my congratulations to the City of North Vancouver, its current Mayor and Council, and a special note of recognition to former Mayor Darrell Mussatto, for having the foresight and vision to transform the site into the jewel it is today.”
The Shipyards District promises to establish itself as a hub for tourism and a place for locals from across the North Shore to gather as a community.