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Aquarium Supports St. Andrews Community Playground - Jun. 25, 2013

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick -- The St. Andrews Community Playground is currently undergoing an appeal to raise funds for its restoration.  The playground was built 20 years ago, the same year that the Huntsman Marine Science Centre's aquarium celebrated the birth of their seal, Loki, who now resides at the new Fundy Discovery Aquarium, which opened in September 2011.


As the community comes together to help raise funds towards the $120,000 target, the Huntsman is donating 50 per cent of the money raised from admissions at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium for the entire day on Canada Day, July 1.


The aquarium will be participating in the annual St. Andrews Canada Day parade, and is hoping that everyone will head up to the aquarium afterwards to enjoy the many Bay of Fundy creatures on display, and the seal feeding, while also helping a worthwhile local cause.


"The St. Andrews Community Playground is a lot like the Fundy Discovery Aquarium, it's an important part of St. Andrews, and people travel many miles to enjoy it," said Jamey Smith, Executive Director of the Huntsman.


"It's great to be able to help with a project that is of vital importance to the community. Many of the children that use the playground are also frequent visitors to the aquarium, so it makes sense for us to do what we can to contribute to the appeal."


For more information on the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and its programs, call 529-1200 or visit www.huntsmanmarine.ca, or for information on the playground appeal, call 529-5011 or email vmes@standrewsplayground.com