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Canoe Museum fundraising campaign supports new build

DCN-JOC News Services
Canoe Museum fundraising campaign supports new build

PETERBOROUGH, ONT.—The Canadian Canoe Museum has announced a fundraising campaign billed as Move the Collection as part of continuing efforts to support the construction of a new museum facility in Peterborough, Ont.  

As part of the move to the new site on Ashburnham Drive in Peterborough, more than 600 watercraft, 500 paddles, hundreds of artifacts and the library archives and library collection will have to be moved, stated the museum’s November newsletter. Donation categories range from the Great Portage, priced at $5,000, to Paddle and Pack, representing a donation of $100 to $500.

The museum recently signed a project delivery contract with Chandos Construction and Lett Architects valued at $27.4 million. Design services and construction work are now proceeding.

The project, valued at $40 million, is slated for completion in 2023.

Project partners besides Chandos and Lett include LEA as structural engineer, Kelson Mechanical as mechanical trade partner, DG Biddle & Associates undertaking mechanical and electrical engineering, Lancer Electric and Engage Engineering.


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