Service club has expanded International Flag Plaza

Red bricks and beige stone pavers have been added to area north of Blue Water Bridges

Aries Davis, left, and Paul Bridges of Bridges Interlock and Landscape worked on the expansion of the International Flag Plaza. On the tractor is Austin Bridges.

It’s been 15 years since the Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland first installed giant flags of both Canada and the United States in what is called the International Flag Plaza north of the Blue Water Bridges.

Recently, the club has expanded the availability of memorial or tribute bricks as an extension of the plaza.

Thanks to an installation by Bridges Interlock and Landscape, there are another 600 square feet of bricks now available for sponsorship.

Pat Vogelin, president of the club for 2019-2020, said the opportunity for members of the public to leave a permanent reminder of a loved one, or to commemorate a birth, wedding or anniversary is increasingly popular.

The initiative was the brainchild of Rotarian Tom MacMillan, who floated the idea in 2003.

Cost of a red brick (4 inches x 8 inches) is $100; a beige stone paver (16 inches x 16 inches) costs $500 each (plus $50 for artwork).

More information on the program is available by contacting Pat Voegelin at 226-349-3524 or by email: [email protected]

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