Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 21, 2009 14:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Kamloops Museum and Archives

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo), today announced funding for the Kamloops Museum and Archives.

This funding will support the Kamloops Museum and Archives in hosting "Once Upon a Time," a travelling exhibit from the Bruce County Museum in Ontario. The exhibit provides a broad overview of medieval Europe from 1000 to 1500. It includes artifacts, scale models, and interactive games to explore social, religious, and government structures of the medieval era.

"The Government of Canada is proud to support museums in bringing travelling exhibits to communities throughout Canada," said Minister Moore. "This is just another example of how our Government continues to invest in local museums and heritage institutions across the country."

"I am pleased that our Government is able to support this exhibit on loan from the Bruce County Museum. It offers a unique opportunity for the people of Kamloops to experience life in medieval Europe," said Ms. McLeod.

"The Kamloops Museum and Archives is very pleased to receive this Museum Assistance Program grant from the Government of Canada," said Elisabeth Duckworth, Museum Supervisor. "It is encouraging to know that the Kamloops Museum is being well supported in its efforts to bring quality exhibits like 'Once Upon a Time' to the people of Kamloops."

The Kamloops Museum and Archives is operated by the municipality of Kamloops. Among its goals are enhancing cultural life in Kamloops and providing vibrant programs and exhibits for citizens and visitors. The Museum's mandate to interpret history puts emphasis on the quality and variety of temporary exhibits. Presented from September 2009 to January 2010, "Once Upon a Time" includes school visits, films, and lectures to supplement interpretation activities.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $9,070 under the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage - Western Region
    Perry Boldt
    A/Regional Manager
    Communications
    604-666-5739
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca