Digby Pier – $15,000 Prize Winner

Organization: Digby Area Tourism

Province: Nova Scotia

City: Digby

Website: www.digbyarea.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/digbyareatourism?fref=ts

Twitter: @DigbyTourism

About This Project Idea

Digby Pier Lighthouse

Nova Scotian’s are proud of their seafaring heritage and losing one of the most iconic symbols in the community, the lighthouse, affects the sense of one’s connection with the sea, where so many loved ones worked or perished. Restoring the Lighthouse to its former glory and erecting it would become a source of pride for the rural community of Digby. There is also a sense of pride that comes from the upkeep, as well as satisfaction of a job well done. Furthermore, an entire community will benefit from the improved aesthetic of a building following a restoration project and make the waterfront of Digby a place for tourist and residents to gather and share.