The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler

The main part of The Summer of 2018 is almost over and it has been a very interesting one for both my Wife and me, and over the next few weeks, I will be writing a few stories on what we did this summer.

We started the main part of summer with an early trip in June to Saint John New Brunswick the birthplace of my Wife Dale, and a place that I had never been, so it was going to be, for me a very unique experience and we start this series with a visit to Wolastoq Park.

Wolastoq Park overlooks the Saint John River or as the original inhabitants, the Maliseet people called it “The Beautiful River”, it was established in 2004 and has walking trails and a unique way of teaching about the historical figures that have had a hand in Saint John’s history. Koluskap, the Great Beaver, Samuel de Champlain, Madame La Tour, George Oland and K.C. Irving are just a few of the folks who are represented in Statue form. These statues are spread throughout the park and as you go through them you get an idea of the city’s past and the significance of them all, and at the end of it all you can just sit on a bench, have a sandwich and a drink and view the river or gaze at the city’s skyline, you won’t be sorry.

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