The Premier, Rodney MacDonald, was in Grand Pre today (February 16th 2009) to announce funding to help Grand Pre become a World Heritage Site. Nova Scotia already has two of these sites in Lunenburg and the Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
Those of us who live in the Valley, and those who have visited, already know what a great place it is. This would be an opportunity to reach many more people and let them know about the unique history.
With the two existing World Heritage sites the designation has done a lot to promote the communities as tourist destinations. So it stands to reason that if Grand Pre is successful it will be one more selling point to bring people to our beautiful Annapolis Valley.