BCU Foundation Investing in Museum of History’s Canadian History Hall

February 24, 2017


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, February 24, 2017 — The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to announce that BCU Foundation is donating $100,000 in support of the Museum’s new signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall. The Hall will be the largest, most comprehensive and engaging exhibition about Canadian history ever created. It opens July 1, 2017, as Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

BCU Foundation is a leading Ukrainian-Canadian charitable institution, which promotes the vibrant growth and long-term development of the Ukrainian-Canadian community. Launched in 2006, the foundation delivers assistance to cultural and educational endeavours in Canada.

“The generous support of BCU Foundation will help the Museum tell the remarkable story of Canada and its people to present and future generations,” said Mark O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of History. “This will be an important and enduring gift to all Canadians.”

“BCU Foundation is proud to make this significant investment in the Canadian History Hall. We are honoured to support the Museum as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” said Roman Medyk, BCU Foundation Chair. “Our contribution to the Hall will honour the generations of Ukrainian-Canadians who helped build, enrich and shape this country, and will provide a lasting legacy for all Canadians to celebrate our rich diversity.”

The Canadian History Hall presents Canada’s story as it’s never been seen before. Visitors will encounter Canada’s national history as told through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it, bringing together a collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, and also of success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding in the Canada we know today.

The Hall’s development is being funded by the federal government and contributions from private donors across the country.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History attracts over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum’s principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians’ awareness of world history and culture. Work of the Canadian History Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Media contacts:
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169
Email: stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca

Éliane Laberge
Social Media and Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7097
Email: eliane.laberge@historymuseum.ca

Ivanna Purkiss
Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations
BCU Financial Group
Telephone: 416-763-7003

Lesia Spolsky
Managing Director
BCU Foundation
Telephone: 416-763-3388