Tuesday, April 4, 2017

North Pacific Cannery Historical Site to receive $75,000 grant

A working dock in progress ... work will continue in 2017 to continue
to refurbish the Working dock at North Pacific Cannery Historical site.
The Port Edward Facility is one of many Northwest communities to receive
grants heading into the 2017 tourist season

(photo from North Pacific Cannery Facebook page)

Port Edward's North Pacific Cannery Historical Site was one of a number of communities to receive some good news over the weekend, with the local attraction set to receive a 75,000 dollar grant to be put towards renovation of the Cannery Working Dock.

That project is to be one of the key elements to the Cannery site and has been a work in progress over the last few years. North Pacific has been actively seeking grant money for a number of restoration projects to save buildings on the site that are at a risk of damage.

While Port Edward was the only North Coast community to gain grant funding, they were not the only Northwest Community to find success, with a number of communities to the east and across Hecate Strait on Haida Gwaii also receiving good news.

The list includes:

Bulkley Valley Historical and Museum Society -- $28,000
Museum's collections rehousing project

Kitimat Museum and Archives -- $20,000
Haisla Heritage Collection Accessibility

Masset Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Society -- $16,000
Building improvements

Port Clements Historical Society -- $44,000
History of Logging Outdoor Exhibit and Trail

Skidegate Haida Gwaii Museum -- $50,000
Bill Reid Legacy Gallery

Smithers Central Park Building Society -- $22,000
Cultural Cover (Roof Shingle replacement)

District of Stewart -- $88,000
Old Firehall Museum Restoration

City of Terrace -- $10,000
Airport Heritage Access and Interpretive Signage Project

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine  -- $25,000
The Meanskinisht Churchyard and Cemetery Heritage Interpretive Structure

Terrace and District Museum Society -- $60,000
Reshoring Heritage Buildings at Heritage Park Museum

Terrace Regional Historical Society  -- $3,300
History Book, Terrace Family Biographies, 1940 to 1970

For those that travel through British Columbia as part of summer vacation plans, a scan of this list, will tell you if where you're going will have a new project underway as the summer season arrives.

For more items related to Tourism in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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