Museum Pavilion Project Update
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.