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From: Holly MacLean [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: February-17-15 10:42 AM
To: Holly MacLean
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Canadian Institute of Planners 'Great
Places in Canada' contest awards plaque to Antigonish library for 'Great
Public Spaces' category win




Canadian Institute of Planners 'Great Places in Canada' contest awards
plaque to Antigonish library for 'Great Public Spaces' category win


(Antigonish, Nova Scotia): February 17, 2015 - One more item will be hung on
the wall of the Antigonish Town and County Library/The People's Place
Library as the 'Great Places in Canada' plaque unveiling for winning the
contest in the Great Public Places category takes place Friday, February 20
at 4:30pm in the library. Originally nominated for the contest's 'People's
Choice' award by library patron Beth Schumacher, in early November it was
announced the library was a winner in the contest's 'Great Public Space'
category. The news came as a pleasant surprise for library staff and


"To even be nominated for this is an honour in itself - and it's a reminder
to us how important libraries are in our communities but also how important
communities are to our libraries locally, nationally, and internationally.
The creativity on the walls, the community input we had when the library was
in the planning and development stages along with all the support we had
from the community after our nomination  -  we really can't thank people
enough!" says  Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian for the Pictou-Antigonish
Regional Library.


The award for 'Canada's Great Public Space' was a title well-deserved
according to contest judge Ann Kjerulf, also a Senior Planner with Cowichan
Valley Regional District in British Columbia. 


"Antigonish Town & County Library (The People's Place Library) in Antigonish
is more than just a library," says judge Ann Kjerulf. "The product of a
collaborative planning process, it is a focal point of community life,
offering programs and services to people of all ages in a safe, welcoming
and barrier-free environment. The People's Place is recognized for its
exceptional design which celebrates the work of local artists and
craftspeople and incorporates numerous green features. This is truly a great
public space (excerpt from CIP 'Great Places in Canada' news release)."


The win wouldn't have been possible without Schumacher nominating the
library in the contest, and she will also be recognized at this event. The
Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture, and Heritage will
also speak at the event. For more information, please contact the library at
(902) 863-4276. 




Media contacts - Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

.        Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian
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Phone:  (902) 755-6031


.        Kristel Fleuren-Hunter 
Children's Services Librarian and Antigonish Librarian, Antigonish Town and
County Library
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Phone: (902) 863-2486
Cell: (902) 971-0979


Media Contacts - Canadian Institute of Planners 'Great Places in Canada'

.        Niki Kerimova 
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Phone: 416-777-0368 


.        Megan Stephens 

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Phone: 416-777-0368