The August 29-30, 2012 visit to Sault Ste. Marie by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston was a very special time for City Council and the residents of Sault Ste. Marie. The visit was a once in a lifetime experience for all involved. It was a great honour to have Their Excellencies preside over a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. The ceremony took place at the Civic Centre 100th Anniversary Flower Garden. A legacy commemorative plaque adjacent to the garden reads:
City of Sault Ste. Marie 100th Anniversary Flower Garden and Commemorative Plaque
On April 16, 1912 an Act to incorporate the City of Sault Ste. Marie was passed by the Provincial Legislature. A century later the city remains an important commercial and industrial centre with a vibrant cultural mix of 75,000 residents.
The 100th anniversary flower garden and commemorative plaque are dedicated to the people of the City of Sault Ste. Marie – past, present and future.
Dedication ceremony presided by Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston – August 29, 2012.
Additionally, two commemorative benches are features of the legacy garden to be enjoyed by all citizens for years to come - engraved with wording which reads:
In Honour of the Visit of Their Excellencies the Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston
August 29, 2012.
Mayor Debbie Amaroso and Dr. Roberta Bondar, Celebrate100! Honorary Community Ambassador with Their Excellencies on August 29, 2012—Sault Ste. MarieImage provided by: Anna Pelletier, Kevanna Fine Photography