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The City of Summerside Celebrates 25 Years
The City of Summerside Celebrates 25 Years
Celebrating 25 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUMMERSIDE, PE (April 1, 2020) – It is a historic day in Summerside today as the City of Summerside turns 25 years young. As a result of provincial legislation on April 1, 1995, the communities of Wilmot, Summerside, St. Eleanors and a portion of Sherbrooke amalgamated into the newest City in the Province, the City of Summerside.

Since its inception in 1995, The City of Summerside has seen many milestones, including the opening of the Summerside Tax Centre, a major redevelopment of the City’s Waterfront, renovation of Historic Summerside City Hall, the Summerside Police Services facility, the waste water services facility along with the construction and opening of the Credit Union Place.

Additionally in the last 25 years residents saw the opening of the new Prince County Hospital, a major expansion in the aerospace industry at Slemon Park, played host to hundreds if not thousands of sporting and cultural events, and has become known globally as a leader in green energy with the solar and wind farms. Most recently an announcement that will see the construction of a $68 million dollar Sunbank Solar Farm.

The education sector in Summerside has seen some major growth and developments over the past 25 years. The Holman Building in the City’s downtown saw a major renovation, which in turn saw the Department of Education make Summerside its new home, along with the construction of a new Athena Consolidated School, renovations to Parkside Elementary, Elmstreet Elementary, Summerside Intermediate School (SIS) and most recently Three Oaks Senior High. Post-secondary institutions also became part of the City’s educational offerings with Holland College opening a Summerside Campus and the Atlantic Police Academy moving to Slemon Park.

“Summerside is a fierce City, always punching above its weight, and during a time of global uncertainty it is important for residents to reflect on the many accomplishments over the past quarter century, especially as we look to the next 25 years and beyond,” commented Mayor Basil Stewart. “As we continue to play a leading role in social distancing and keeping our residents safe, we certainly look forward to the time when we are able to celebrate our many accomplishments as the City of Summerside in the future,” added Stewart.

As today’s birthday celebrations may not be what we had planned for, it is important we all do our part to help flatten the curve of Covid-19. The City will make a future announcement regarding Summerside’s 25th birthday celebrations when the time is appropriate.

In closing, Mayor and City Council sincerely wish the City of Summerside a Happy 25th Birthday.

For more up to date information, please visit www.summerside.ca.

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City of Summerside – Credit Union Place
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