The Town of Salisbury is pleased to unveil the Salisbury 250 Banner Program, an opportunity for residents and visitors to immerse themselves in celebrating the history and heritage of the Salisbury region as part of the ongoing Salisbury 250 initiative.

As of June 21, 2024, 41 banners will be hung on utility poles along Main Street in Salisbury. These banners highlight different people, places, and things throughout the region’s 250+ years. Following a public call for nominations in late 2023, the Salisbury 250 Committee worked to showcase a wide variety of Salisbury’s vast history. From athletes and business leaders to former elected officials and stories on Acadian and Indigenous settlements, the banner program highlights unique components of Salisbury’s history that aims to engage residents in an educational reflective exercise of the region’s past.

Each banner is accompanied by an online write-up, many of which contain additional photos to supplement the photo on the banner(s). Printed guides with the write-ups are available, while quantities last, at the Town Office and the Salisbury Public Library. Banners are located along street(s) with sidewalks, encouraging residents to walk and view the banners in an interpretive fashion, with the banners being listed in the program and online in their order of appearance in the community. As part of Salisbury 250 and ParticipACTION programming, the Town will be hosting a guided walk along the banner route on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM (pre-registration required). Participants can register by emailing katydoucette@salisburynb.ca no later than June 24.

“The banner program highlights the essence of Salisbury 250’s programming: engaging residents in the heritage of our community while bringing people together to celebrate what makes Salisbury the great region that we know today,” says Mayor Robert Campbell. “The Town appreciates the ongoing work of the Salisbury 250 Committee Members and members of the public who took time to nominate potential features on the banners, and looks forward to learning about more stories that will emerge through the banner program as an opportunity to continue enhancing the knowledge shared through Salisbury 250”.

The banners will be in place until the Veteran Banners are installed in the Fall of 2024. The list of banners and write-ups can be viewed online (HERE).

There is also an opportunity to submit photos and/or write-ups (HERE) that may not be highlighted on a banner that could be featured in upcoming Salisbury 250 programming.

Salisbury 250 Programming, including the Banner Program, is funded in part by the Town of Salisbury, the Government of New Brunswick (New Brunswick Commemorations & Celebrations Program under the Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture), and the Government of Canada (Community Anniversaries – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program under the Department of Canadian Heritage).

MEDIA CONTACT: 

Katy Doucette
Coordinator of Events & Strategic Projects
Town of Salisbury
katydoucette@salisburynb.ca
506-372-3230