News Release from Heritage Canada

The Government of Canada Supports Huronia Museum

MIDLAND, Ontario, April 21, 2008 — The Midland community’s Huronia Museum will benefit from a five-year marketing strategy, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Huronia Museum.

Funding of $8,400 will help the museum undertake a strategic marketing study, designed to help attract more visitors to this historic site.

“By investing in our heritage, we provide Canadians with opportunities to learn about our shared history,” said Minister Verner. “The Government of Canada is pleased to support the Huronia Museum’s marketing strategy, which will ultimately benefit both the museum and the area’s economy.”

“We are proud to invest in the Huronia Museum, which is a key attraction in this region,” said Mr. Stanton. “This museum has a reputation for excellence, and its collection preserves the fascinating history of Southern Georgian Bay from the time of the Ouendat.”

“Huronia Museum is looking forward to developing a strategic marketing study with the assistance of the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program,” said Nahanni Born, Administrator for the Huronia Museum. “The support that Canadian Heritage provides through this program helps ensure that small community museums like ours continue to provide heritage services for many years to come.”

The Huronia Museum houses collections that feature Huron and Ojibway cultural history, art by artists from the Georgian Bay Region, the marine history of Georgian Bay, and the local history of the people, communities, and industries that have served the region for the past four hundred years.

The Government of Canada has provided this support through the Capacity Building component of the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage supports modern management and greater financial stability in arts and heritage organizations.

Information:

Dominic Gosselin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages
819 997-7788

Maya Kane
Manager, Regional Communications
Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage
416 954-6615

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