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October 27, 2017 7:14 pm

Museum Pavilion Project Update

Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 6:15 PM

Rendering of  Pavilion project – courtesy  Railway and Forestry Museum

Prince George, B.C. – The project  to build a pavilion to  make  exhibits  at the Railway and Forestry Museum  protected from the elements and accessible to all  visitors is  still trying to raise  dollars.

In an update to Prince George City Council,  Museum  Executive Director, Ranjit Gill  says the project  still needs  $280 thousand in cash donations to complete the $1.2 million dollar project.

The Museum has raised  dollars  for the project,  but  has asked the City to  donate $100 thousand dollars.

Budget  deliberations begin in less than a week,  so the timing is tight to  get this item on  the  agenda for the budget discussions.  Gill says  she has applied for grants from Canada 150, NDIT,  and  has already approached the Regional District of Fraser Fort George for  some funding.  The Regional District’s Board of Directors referred the item back to  Administration for further information.

Council for the City of Prince George has done the same thing  although  a recommendation from staff  won’t likely come in time to see it included in the  proposed Capital Plan.

The project, which will see pavilion constructed  as a community project  under the  guidance of the Timber Framers Guild, is expected to be completed  by the end of the summer of 2017.


Very impressive fund raising efforts! The City should contribute the 100k they are asking for!

Maybe the PAC people can learn a thing or two from this! How much has been raised so far?

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