CAMPAIGN FOR THE NAME “PONT PETIGOTIAG BRIDGE”: HELP US CHOOSE A LOGO + SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Sentinelles Petitcodiac Riverkeeper (SPR) has submitted a name for consideration to the New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for the new bridge being built to replace the causeway between Moncton and Riverview – “Pont Petigotiag Bridge” – for which it is now seeking public support. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed and open to traffic in the fall of 2021 at which time the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will also choose and reveal its chosen name for it.
Petigotiag (pronounced Peti-ko-tiak, similar to Petitcodiac) means “river that bends like a bow” in the Mi’kmaq language. In this spelling, used by Mi’kmaq communities in New Brunswick, the g’s are pronounced as k’s.
We believe that naming the new bridge “Pont Petigotiag Bridge” would be a meaningful and symbolic gesture in recognition of the history of the Petitcodiac River and the contributions of its tricultural communities – Acadian, Mi’kmaq and Anglophone – in reversing what was once the most endangered river in Canada to what is now the largest, and most successful, river restoration in the country.
Show your support towards our campaign by:
-Helping is choose a logo;
-Signing our Declaration of Support; and/or
-Sending letters or emails to the New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure saying you support this name and want it to be chosen as the official name for the new bridge.