Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 16, 2010 15:35 ET

Government of Canada Supports Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

WELLAND, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Member of Parliament (St. Catharines), today announced funding for the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA).

This funding will support the NPCA's exhibition Our Feathered Friends. From April to September 2011, this exhibit—on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature—will be on display at the NPCA's Centre for Conservation, located at Balls Falls Conservation Area. Educational and public programming with workshops and community birdwatching hikes will be offered to all community members and visitors.

"Our Government is proud to offer support to museums for travelling exhibitions such as Our Feathered Friends," said Minister Moore. "We want to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to experience nature's beauty."

"The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority plays an important role in our community by focusing on environmental protection and preservation while allowing the public to enjoy Niagara's distinctive heritage and natural environment," said Mr. Dykstra. "We are really looking forward to having this exhibition here in our community."

"The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority appreciates the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Museums Assistance Program, in funding the travelling exhibit Our Feathered Friends," said Christine Hayward, Curator, Ball's Falls, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. "Conservation Authority staff look forward to hosting this exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Nature that will introduce the basics of bird watching and offer a variety of opportunities for visitors of all ages to experience the natural world of our feathered friends."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $6,800 through 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 under Newsroom.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations