60th Parallel Visitors Centre - NWT/AB Border
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 60° 00.039 W 116° 58.859
11V E 501060 N 6651483
Quick Description: The 60th Parallel Visitors Centre is located on the MacKenzie Highway on the Northwest Territories side of the NWT-Alberta border.
Location: Northwest Territories, Canada
Date Posted: 7/17/2014 4:04:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMM42E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
~ from the press release ('location' link below) ~
The Centre is located on the NWT/Alberta border on Highway #1 and is coupled with a new, colourful sign, welcoming visitors to the territory. It is intended to highlight the culture, language, and geography of the NWT, particularly encouraging travellers to visit smaller northern communities.

~ text from the sign ~
The 60th Parallel Visitors Centre
was officially opened by

Honourable Robert R. McLeod
Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Chief Roy Fabian, K'atl'Odeeche First Nation
on June 2, 2011

The 60th Parallel Visitors Centre represent the rich cultural heritage
of the Northwest Territories, the beauty and tranquility of
its wildlife and natural spaces, and the vibrancy and diversity
of its communities and people.

Honourable Robert R. McLeod has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories since 2007 and was the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment at the time of the official opening of the Visitors Centre. Later he became the 12th Premier of the Northwest Territories (visit link) .

Chief Roy Fabian has been Chief of the K'atl'Odeeche First Nation (visit link) since June 2009. He has been a Dene (visit link) Activist most of his life promoting the Dene Traditional Beliefs, Values, Knowledge and Skills.
What was opened/inaugurated?: 60th Parallel Visitors Centre

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Honourable Robert R. McLeod & Chief Roy Fabian

Date of the opening/inauguration?: June 2, 2011

Website about the location: [Web Link]

Website about the person: Not listed

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