In 2020 Princeton was named the Bronze Statue Capital of Canada. File Photo.

Princeton to get five more bronze sculptures

The Town of Princeton will grow its reputation as The Bronze Statue Capital of Canada by adding five new sculptures.

At a meeting in November council voted to transfer $17,000 from its Rural Development Community Grant Fund to make the purchase.

Economic development director Gary Schatz said the town will add baby bears, positioned climbing the recently installed gateways.

Also, a big horn sheep will be erected at the top of Miner’s Climb.

“That will be nice,” said Schatz. “From that view you can see just about all of Princeton.”

Schatz said the continued investments in beautification are part of the overall strategy to brand Princeton as a destination.

“It’s already working,” he added, explaining that many people have left comments with the visitors centre saying they stopped specifically to see the statues.

He also noted that, despite COVID and travel restrictions, numbers of tourists at the visitors centre so far this year are on par with 2019.

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