Yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Pier 21 will become Canada's second national museum outside of Ottawa (the first one will be the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba).
Pier 21 is located on the waterfront in Halifax <www.pier21.ca>.
From 1928 until 1971, Pier 21 saw 1.5-million immigrants pass through its doors - 50,000 War Brides and 22,000 of their children of the Second World War, and more than 100,000 refugees. Of these, a large number were British Home Children.
And Pier 21 is ten years old this year!
What better way to celebrate than to be named a national museum.
Congratulations, Pier 21!