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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Chapleau to receive grant under Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for museum renovations
The Township of Chapleau will receive a $50.000 grant under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to assist with renovations to the Chapleau Heritage Museum.
The announcement was made by Terry Sheehan, MP for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of Naveep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and minister responsible for Fednor in the federal Liberal government.
Specifically it will assist with renovations to the Chapleau Heritage Museum. and address moisture issues, install a ventilation system, replace windows and doors, increase accessibility, and restore artifacts.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada's coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investstments will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada's rich heritage and history.
Crowd at opening of museum in 1967. Engine 5433 in background
"The Government of Canada recognizes that community-based facilities, such as the Chapleau Heritage Museum, contribute to the quality of life in small communities and large urban centres across Canada," Mr Bains said. "This investment will celebrate Chapleau's diverse history and heritage, enhancing key community infrastructure to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for years to come."
"We are pleased that the Government of Canada, through FedNor, is supporting our efforts to upgrade the Chapleau Heritage Museum that will ensure its long-term viability, and provide us with a venue to educate residents and tourists on our community's rich history and many achievements, Mayor Michael Levesque commented.
The museum was opened in 1967 as a Centennial project.