Canadian Museum of Civilization Welcomes CAPP as National Sponsor and Official Partner

November 25, 2013


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, November 25, 2013 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization is proud to announce the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), with funding from Canada’s Oil Sands Producers, as an Official Partner of the Museum and the National Presenting Sponsor of its 1867 exhibition and related programming.

CAPP, will be the National Presenting Sponsor of 1867, an eye-opening exhibition on the birth of Confederation to be presented at the Museum of Civilization from November 2014 to September 2015.  CAPP’s sponsorship will also support the production and distribution of travelling versions of the exhibition, helping the Museum engage directly with Canadians as they commemorate this national anniversary in their own communities.

“We are grateful to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers for their very generous and vital support,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “Canadians rightly expect their national museum of history to play a prominent role in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. CAPP’s sponsorship is a shining example of a private and public partnership that will enable us to present a very exciting line-up of exhibitions, programs and activities at the Museum for the next five years.”

“We are pleased to help Canadians celebrate 150 years of hard work, determination and a can-do spirit that has defined our great country,” said CAPP president Dave Collyer. “This exhibit, and the events leading up to it, is an opportunity to reflect on our history and take pride in our achievements as a nation. Responsible development of Canada’s diverse energy resources contributes to the prosperity of all Canadians.”

The sponsorship support will help fund 1867, a major exhibition now under development at the Museum. The exhibition will explore how the Dominion of Canada evolved from the colonies of British North America between 1840 and 1867. It will trace the political evolution and examine the social, cultural, economic and demographic factors that helped pave the way to Confederation.

CAPP will also be recognized as Official Partner of the Museum’s special exhibitions and programming between now and the end of 2018. The five-year sponsorship has a total value of one million dollars, making it one of the largest ever signed by the Museum.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s sponsorship is directly supported by BP Canada Energy Company, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Cenovus Energy Inc., ConocoPhillips Canada, Devon Canada Corporation, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Imperial Oil Resources, Kinder Morgan Canada, MEG Energy Corp., Nexen Inc., Shell Canada Ltd., Statoil Canada Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Teck Resources Limited, Total E&P Canada Ltd. and TransCanada Corporation.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.


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