The Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society is better off thanks to a couple residents.
Dr. Bob Weir and wife, Ann have donated $20,000 towards the society’s interpretative sign project.
“Dr. Weir, and his wife Anne both have been involved in the Historical Society for quite a number of years and he’s been one of the leads on the project on the signs. He wanted to contribute to this and we were very grateful to have this donation made,” said Stewart McGowan, Historical Society president.
The project will be placed to the west of the old Fort re-construction. It will consist of 22 signs, with one of those signs acknowledging donors.
“We wanted to have a bit of a legacy project to talk about the history of Fort Saskatchewan and showcase the things that really make Fort Saskatchewan what it is and where we came from,” explained McGowan.
The interpretative signs are currently in the hands of a graphic designer and the project is should be complete by mid-September.
Total project cost is roughly $55,000.
Other donations were made as well from Sherritt Gordon and DOW Chemical. The Weir’s donation was the largest single donation towards the project.