ENCANA DONATES $5000 TO NEW DINOSAUR DISCOVERY GALLERY
For Immediate Release
Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
Box 1348 Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0
Contact: Dr Charles Helm, Vice President – 250 242
July 1, 2008
EnCana Corporation has donated $5000 to the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation (TRMF) towards the establishment of the new Dinosaur Discovery Gallery in Tumbler Ridge. The Gallery and the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre are being moved from their current location in the community's Commercial Park into the disused Claude Galibois School, allowing for a major increase in exhibit space. EnCana Corporation has recognized the importance of this development for the community, the region and the province, and in particular its education potential. EnCana has expressed an interest in becoming a major participant in this process, and consequently has provided this donation as seed funding.
Darcie Todd, EnCana Corporation's Community Investment Advisor, commented: “EnCana strives to establish relationships with groups who contribute to sustainable communities in northeast British Columbia. The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation provides exciting educational experiences for children in the Peace Country and economic development for the region. EnCana is proud to support their efforts which preserve and share an important piece of the Peace Country’s history.”
Following the installation of necessary security systems, this year's TRMF educational camps (Dinosaur Camp and Northern Wilderness Camp) will already be operating out of the new facility, and as renovations proceed, the Research Centre will be relocated. The development of the new Gallery will take place over the winter of 2008-09, hopefully in time for a spring 2009 opening.
The TRMF greatly appreciates this support from such an important regional corporation, and looks forward to working together with EnCana on this project in the future.