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Stompin’ Tom Centre ready by June

Big celebration planned for Canada Day weekend

The Stompin’ Tom Commemorative Centre has been erected in Skinners Pond between the house where the country music legend spent his adolescent years and the school house he attended and subsequently owned.

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SKINNERS’ POND — The first annual Stompin’ Tom Festival will coincide with the grand opening of Skinners Pond’s Stompin’ Tom Commemorative Centre.

The grand opening ceremony for the new centre will take place on July 1, and members of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ family are expected to be in attendance.

“It was just fitting that (the grand opening) would be Canada Day,” says Anne Arsenault, general manager of Tignish Initiatives, the developer of the project, “because he was such an iconic Canadian.”