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Museum Receives CBF Grant

Pictured below are Fanny Vavoulis (OTF) and Henry Van Haren (Museum)

Wallaceburg, ON – On Saturday, August 13, local Councilors Aaron Hall and Carmen McGregor met with the team at the Wallaceburg & District Museum to hear more about their $50,000 Operating stream grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This sizeable grant has allowed the Wallaceburg Museum to purchase upgraded computer hardware and software as well as to make several improvements to our adjoining Museum Parkette. When completed in the fall, these projects will give people in the community improved access to programs and events at the Museum for years to come.

“The Wallaceburg and District Museum is a treasure that deserves to be much better known. I am happy to applaud and congratulate any steps to help that. I also wish to recognize and thank all those who worked in the grant application process.” Said Monte McNaughton MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

“The Wallaceburg & District Museum has been and will continue to be a prominent fixture in the south side neighborhood of Wallaceburg,” said Henry Van Haren, President of the Wallaceburg & District Historical Society. “With our Staff and Volunteers, our community’s help and support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation over our many years here, our facility has continued to improve and grow to preserve and share the amazing history of this community.”

The Wallaceburg & District Museum is committed to:

1. Collect, preserve, interpret, display and make accessible historical material pertaining to Wallaceburg and the surrounding district.

2. Use this material for the purpose of promoting an interest in our past and educating present and future generations in its significance.

3. Encourage community focus, involvement and participation with ongoing activities and special events.

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation:

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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