The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament (Peterborough–Kawartha), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced on Friday (February 24th) that the Canadian Canoe Museum is receiving $1,410,672 to fund architectural and engineering plans required for the construction of a new museum facility in Peterborough.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef making funding announcement
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in Canada’s cultural infrastructure," says the Honourable Maryam Monsef. "Revitalized cultural facilities, like the one that will house the Canadian Canoe Museum, allow Canadians to share and enjoy the inspiring influences of arts and heritage.”
“The Canadian Canoe Museum community is incredibly grateful for this federal funding," adds Bill Morris, Chair of Board of Directors at the Museum. "It will allow us to proceed in earnest with the pre-construction phase of a facility. The new museum, once complete, will care for its world-class collection the way it deserves to be cared for and preserve it, protect it and showcase it for generations to come.”
Photo from funding announcement courtesy Canoe Museum
The funding announced will support the preparation of pre-construction documents, including architectural and engineering plans. The new museum facility will be built on a Parks Canada site adjacent to the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway.