Cornwall ON – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) open their new state of the art visitor Centre Monday August 16th in Cornwall Ontario. A tour was held for the media and VIP’s and the response was impressive.
Multi Media interactive features across the facility make the tour hands on and something that will attract people from all over Canada. The vista of the R.H.Saunders Generating Station, and general beauty of the location make it a destination and a super opportunity to help educate students.
SD&G MPP Jim Brownell and Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger joined the diverse panel of speakers including Representatives from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. I caught up with Grand Chief Mike Mitchell before he had to leave and he had the following words for the event and facility.
Kudos to OPG, their organizers, and the folks who thoughtfully created an attraction to the area; and a tribute to those that made the St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project happen all those years ago.
Stormont Dundas and South Glengarry MPP, Jim Brownell said: ““The project had a profound effect on this part of eastern Ontario and its story should be told as part of our heritage. I am very pleased the historical associations have been consulted about the design of the Visitor Centre from the outset.”
Mayor of Cornwall, Bob Kilger said “This new facility is an important addition to the City’s mix of cultural and educational amenities. We have a very interesting story to tell, and this state-of-the art facility is sure to be popular with both residents and visitors alike.”
OPG’s Executive VP Hydro, John Murphy said: “OPG is very proud of the Visitor Centre. We’ve worked with the community to provide a facility that not only tells the story of clean, renewable power, but will serve as a venue for local community events.”
Our video partners at KAV Productions produced this video of the event. MPP Jim Brownell, Mayor Kilger, OPG VP John Murphy, and OPG Plant Group Manager Jim Moreland are interviewed.
The 13,000 foot facility is at the western end of 2nd Street in Cornwall Ontario. It opens to the public Monday August 16 from 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m and admission is free.
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