By Cassie MacDonell
Local Journalism Initiative
Want to explore Downtown Sherbrooke this summer? Aki the pigeon may be able to help! On Wednesday, Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke (Mhist) announced the launch of Aki explore, a QR route project that will help locals and visitors alike explore Downtown Sherbrooke. Search for Aki the pigeon’s QR codes, which are near 15 businesses and cultural buildings in the Downtown Sherbrooke area.
After scanning one of the QR codes, people can discover historical information about the very place where they are standing. “At each of the places chosen by Aki, a QR code leads to a historical summary of the building, a person, or an area, in addition to a text on the business that occupies the place today. It is therefore both a historical journey and commercial development,” said David Lacoste, general director of Mhist. The list includes restaurants, cafes, microbreweries and cultural locations.
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