The groundbreaking began with a big bang when Project Coordinator Dan McNeil, Rear Admiral ret’d set off his miniature starter’s cannon to signal the start of the construction program. After all the work and struggles, it came down to a simple shout, “Lets get started”, from a happy McNeil. Construction of the foundation will start next week. “From now on you will see a lot of activity here,” said McNeil.
The project will see the former HMCS Ojibwa submarine mounted on cradles beside an interpretive centre.
The SubMissions group of Bayham residents has joined together to raise funds for the project, beginning with a yard sale / bake sale / silent auction which took place on Saturday May 19th.
Weather cooperating, the Ojibwa submarine is scheduled to leave Halifax this Saturday to begin her journey to Hamilton. The banner, on hand Saturday at the fundraiser, will tell all who see the sub along the way know that it is bound for Project Ojibwa in Bayham.