Coral Harbour gets $34,000 from CanNor to finish stone plaza
Stone caches and sod house foundations inspired design
Coral Harbour will receive $34,000 to complete a stone circle plaza in the community,
“This project will create awareness about the rich history of the community of Coral Harbour and Southampton Island,” Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq said in an Oct. 24 news release, which announced the project would get money from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
“Projects like these support local employment, help young people build new skills, and create a focal point in the community for visitors to learn about all the area has to offer,” she said.
“This project helped our people build new skills in stone masonry and develop a site that the Hamlet can be proud of,” said Mary Eetuk, economic development officer for the Hamlet of Coral Harbour.
The design of the plaza was inspired and derived from the numerous stone caches and sod house foundations which have been unearthed around the community, the news release said.
The money will also help pay for the printing and distribution of a tourism brochure as well as interpretive signage for the community.
The brochures will provide visitors with information on the area’s history and culture and the various sites near Coral Harbour and promote the use of local guides to tour visitors around these sites.