$650K boost for new ca­noe mu­seum

New fa­cil­ity’s archives and archives work­room to be named af­ter BMO Fi­nan­cial Group

The Peterborough Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

BMO Fi­nan­cial Group has made a $650,000 do­na­tion to the Cana­dian Ca­noe Mu­seum, to be used to fund the mu­seum’s pro­posed new 85,000square-foot fa­cil­ity near the Lift Lock.

Part of the new mu­seum will be named for the fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion, the mu­seum an­nounced Fri­day.

The mu­seum’s archives and archives work­room will be named the BMO Fi­nan­cial Group Re­search and Knowl­edge Cen­tre.

The space will be a ref­er­ence library hold­ing the mu­seum’s grow­ing col­lec­tion of rare books, maps and archival ma­te­ri­als, as well as film and video and recorded oral his­to­ries.

There’s no space like it in the cur­rent mu­seum on Mon­aghan Road.

The mu­seum is con­tin­u­ing a $65-mil­lion cap­i­tal cam­paign to build the project, with fi­nan­cial sup­port from mu­nic­i­pal, pro­vin­cial and fed­eral gov­ern­ments.

The W. Garfield We­ston Foun­da­tion has pro­vided $7.5 mil­lion, with other ma­jor phil­an­thropic do­na­tions as well.

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