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To Waymark plaques and monuments placed to celebrate the opening/inauguration of a large variety of locations by a person.
Expanded Description:
Opening or inauguration, are terms used when a public office, a business, private association or other have the official opening of a new location. Usually when this happens a party is promoted to have a opening/inauguration ceremony and normally someone important or famous is invited to make the opening/inauguration, and to mark the date a small monument or a plaque is placed that usually says something such as the simple example which you can see below:


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These plaques and small monuments are open windows to better know the history of the places where they are. Is possible to find them throughout the world in many different locations, and through them we can find out who had the honor of being immortalized along with the location and we can also discover a little about who they were and why they had that honor.
The places where they can be found are varied such as streets, roads, trails, churches museums, parks, dams, lakes, shopping centers, parks, monuments, and many others. And it can be the opening/inauguration of something new but can also be the opening/inauguration of a restoration, renovation, redevelopment or other.

To qualify to be submitted in this category the plaque must say that the location was opened/inaugurated by someone.

Below you can see some examples of what is and what is not accepted in the category.

Example 1 Kowloon Park extension and redevelopment was opened in 1 February 1989 by David Wilson that at the time was the Governor of Hong Kong.
Example 2 Chew Valley Lake was inaugurated in April 17, 1956 by the Queen Elizabeth II that is the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Example 3 Project City Mall was inaugurated in December 2009 by Bob Parker that is the 45th Mayor of Christchurch
Example 4 The rebuilt of Liverpool Street station was opened in December 5, 1991 by the Queen Elizabeth II that is the Queen of the United Kingdom .

Not Accepted:
Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Instructions for Posting a Grand Opening Waymark:
-The coordinates must be taken by you on the site.

-Please provide at least two good quality daylight photos taken by you, one of the plaque that must be default image for the waymark and one showing what is being opened/inaugurated. More pictures are always appreciated.

-In the Long Description include as many information as you can get, separately, of what is being opened/inaugurated and of who opened/inaugurated it. Citations are allowed, but must be clearly declared, including the source. (Waymarks without informationof of what is being opened/inaugurated and of who opened/inaugurated it in the Long/Detailed Description will not be accepted.)

- You must include the text in the plaque in the Long Description, if the plaque is not in English please add a English translation.

- Use the short description field for a summary of your Long Description.

- The descriptions must be in English, if you want you can add other languages.

-You must make every attempt to following the naming convention:
Waymark Name - City, State, Country
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
-Please provide a photo you have taken of the site.

-Tell us something about your visit!
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Grand OpeningZone industrielle no 2-Trois-Rivières-Québec,Canada

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Une belle inauguration soulignée avec une plaque A beautiful opening highlighted with a plate

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 6/14/2013

last visited: 9/7/2014

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