Sheehan Announces Support for Bushplane Museum Renovation

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Government of Canada supports improving heritage spaces in Sault Ste. Marie with funding for renovation of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation and renovation of cultural spaces to give everyone better access to the arts and heritage.

Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary (FedNor) to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for the riding of Sault Ste. Marie, announced $20,772 in support for upgrades to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre today. Mr. Sheehan made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will go toward improvements to the audiovisual and display equipment for the Centre’s Wings Over the North Theatre and the Wildlife Theatre.

The upgrades ensure that the Centre can continue to welcome and educate visitors about the region’s important aviation and firefighting history and heritage.

Sheehan has previously announced a $438,000 FedNor investment for the Centre for modernization of the facility by improving exhibition space, introducing new nature and
insect exhibits, and renovating public areas to improve the visitor experience and increase attendance.

“I am thrilled that our government is investing in improvements to Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This project will allow residents and visitors to learn more about the important history of aviation and firefighting in our community, as well as help preserve that heritage for future generations.” , Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary (FedNor) to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie) said.

“Our government knows that investments in arts and culture help build vibrant communities. We are proud to support improvements to spaces like the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, which provide access to unique educational experiences for residents and visitors, and help preserve the heritage of local communities.” said,  The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, I want to thank Canadian Heritage for their support. As a top tourist attraction and community-gathering place in Sault Ste. Marie, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality engaging experiences in our museum. This funding will go along way to enhancing that guest experience.” said, Dan Ingram, Executive Director, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

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