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A National Museum of Immigration to be formed at Pier 21!

On June 25, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Statement of Intentions to designate a National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. A certificate was signed to mark the occasion of the announcement by the Government of Canada, that it has concluded an agreement in principle with the Pier 21 Society, the Pier 21 Foundation and the Halifax Port Authority to create a national museum of immigration at Pier 21.

“This announcement shows that we’ve made significant progress in our efforts to become designated a National Museum,” says Bob Moody, CEO of the Pier 21 Society. “Gaining this official designation status will be an historic event for Pier 21 and for Canada. We are excited about the opportunity to share Canada’s immigration story, both past and present as well as expand our presence coast to coast to coast. We are looking forward to the journey still ahead of us.”

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Pier 21 is one of the Seven Wonders of Canada!

It’s official. Over 1 million Canadians voted, 3 national judges deliberated and Pier 21 now ranks as one of our country’s greatest treasures.

“Pier 21 is the personification of the promise of what this country holds. It is a metaphor for Canadian diversity, the welcome point that our country has for all cultures,” says Seven Wonders of Canada judge, Roberta Jamieson.

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