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The bridge that spans the Saugeen River between Southampton and Saugeen First Nation will soon be called Zgaa-biig-ni-gan which translated means 'we are connected'.

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Student council members from GC Huston Public School, along with Principal Dan Russell, offered Saugeen Shores councillors an update on the bridge that spans the Saugeen River between Southampton and Saugeen First Nation and how it’s new name, Zgaa-biig-ni-gan (zgaa-beeg-ni-gun) which translated means ‘we are connected’, will be unveiled June 21 during Aboriginal Day celebrations. While the time of day has yet to be determined Principal Russell wanted to invite councillors and the community to the unveiling.

Huston Hawk and student council member Bella told councillors what the bridge truly means to the students. “Just like a bridge unites a community in a physical way, our gestures of peace, understanding and love toward one another bridge our differences and unite us in a very special way - as one family,” she said.

With help from Saugeen First Nation Elders, the students of GC Huston voted on the name for the new bridge.

See: The quest to name our bridge

Following the delegation in Council Chambers, councillors thanked the students for theirs statements and echoed a sentiment of gratitude for their accomplishments, with Councillor Cheryl Grace adding, “the layers of what you're achieving and what you have achieved with this project are just amazing.

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On April 23, members of GC Huston Public School’s student council, along with Principal Dan Russell, informed Saugeen Shores councillors about their journey to rename the bridge that spans the Saugeen River between Southampton and Saugeen First Nation; and plans for an unveiling which will coincide with Aboriginal Day celebrations, June 21.

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