Tuesday, April 4, 2017
North Pacific Cannery Historical Site to receive $75,000 grant
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
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.
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