NORTH PEACE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MAKES CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLE POSSIBLE
Dinosaur hunting and research conducted by the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre recently appeared in Canadian Geographic. Please follow this link to see the preview video of the article. Funding for the raft that appears in the video clip was contributed by the North Peace Economic Development Commission. This raft makes dinosaur exploration trips possible, such as the expedition featured in the Canadian Geographic article, as dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils are often found in difficult terrain. Also, check out the eBook (Canadian Writers Group) written by the author of the Canadian Geographic article, Leslie Anthony, that digs deep into the recent fossil finds of northeast BC: Thank you, NPEDC!
TRMF actively fundraises to cover its capital and operating
expenses. Charitable status was obtained in 2003. It has
a busy souvenir committee that assists with fundraising.
Major funding for TRMF was provided through the Softwood
Industry Community Economic Adjustment Initiative (SICEAI),
administered by Department of Western Economic Diversification
Canada, and managed by Community Future Development Corporation.
This allowed the outfitting of the Peace Region Palaeontology
Research Centre and other initiatives. Further funding through
Western Economic Diversification allowed for the construction
of the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, scheduled for opening in spring 2007.
Financial, material and in kind contributions
were made by:
Companies & Corporations:
Bullmoose Operating Corporation
Burlington Resources Canada Ltd.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Chetwynd Forest Industries
District of Tumbler Ridge
Eagle Geophysical Canada Ltd.
Heartland Associates Inc
Lake View Credit Union
Mineral Resources Education Program of BC
Northern Lights College Foundation (Paul Dampier Fund)
NEMI (Northern Energy and Mining Inc)
Quintette Operating Corporation
Rotary Clubs of Dawson Creek
Royal British Columbia Museum (Living Landscapes program)
Sci Tech North
Talisman Energy Inc
Tumbler Ridge Community Centre
Tumbler Ridge Saddle Club
Dawn and Gilles Pouliot
Dr Charles Helm (book proceeds)
TRMF gratefully acknowledges all this support.