The Province Contributes $8.75 Million This Year to the Royal Aviation Museum


WINNIPEG, MB. – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada received an early gift today from the Manitoba Governement.

The province will contribute $8.75 million this year to the Royal Aviation Museum as part of its $45-million project on Winnipeg Airport Authority property, with another $1.25 million available next year if private donation targets are met.

“We’d like to thank the provincial government for making this a very special day in Canada’s aviation history. Our new museum will be a showcase for the province and will create a positive impression for travellers arriving at James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The museum will tell the stories of early aviation, showcasing our renowned collection of bush planes and will be a signature cultural attraction in our community, offering a window into the future of aerospace. This funding is a welcome spark to move our project a big step forward.”

The new museum will enjoy a prime location at the airport directly across from the bus terminal, the new location will act to highlight Winnipeg’s aerospace industry’s leading role in Western Canada.

“We’re excited to be moving forward on this state-of-the-art project that will mean so much to this community,” said Ross Robinson, Co-Chair, Capital & Endowment Campaign. We’re also proud that our new building will be a signature attraction in our community and we are helping ensure Manitobans and tourists alike will have access to a unique part of Canada’s aviation story.”

The museum expects to break ground on the new building in spring 2018 and to open in third quarter of 2019.

The Manitoba Post

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