New7Wonders founder and president Bernard Weber, left, receiving a commemorative plaque for “Canada Pavillion Expo 2010 Shanghai China Bay of Fundy Day” from Canada Pavillion deputy commissioner general Wayne Scott.
Canada’s Bay of Fundy was recognized at the 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai, China July 17 with the declaration of Bay of Fundy Day at the Canada Pavilion.
The Bay of Fundy is Canada’s remaining nominee in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign, a worldwide quest to discover the world's new natural wonders. July 17, New7Wonders founder Bernard Weber visited the Canada Pavilion to accept a Bay of Fundy Day commemorative plaque.
Canada’s Bay of Fundy is one of 28 global finalists remaining in the final phase of the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign.
“It was an honour to have the Bay of Fundy recognized at the Canada Pavilion in Shanghai,” says Terri McCulloch, executive director of Bay of Fundy Tourism.
“Canada, through Bay of Fundy’s candidacy in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign, has a rare opportunity to showcase its natural wonder on the international stage and entice new visitors to Canada.”
Over 1 billion worldwide votes are expected in the New7Wonders campaign before it ends 11.11.11 with the declaration of the top 7.
Expo 2010 is the biggest exposition ever, with 242 countries and organizations participating. On its way to surpassing its target of 5.5 million visitors, the Canada Pavilion is welcoming more than 30,000 guests per day.