What a year! Thanks to the support of members, donors, and volunteers, this 15th year of The Canadian Canoe Museum’s operation in Peterborough, Ontario, has been one of the most intense and rewarding periods in its history so far.1206 - photo for elert option 3Thanks to supporters like you, the Museum was able to commission a study this year to examine the long term feasibilities of moving the whole operation to the water in Peterborough – part of our Founder, Kirk Wipper’s dream, to be able to walk in the front door and paddle out the back.

There is no doubt that without the support and generosity of people like you, the Museum would not be where it is today – thank you. We are so grateful for your personal dedication to preserving and celebrating this important story of the canoe. And you can help keep this momentum going, by making a gift to the Museum today.

Here’s what YOUR gift can do:

nockLearningYou can have a positive impact on the lives of children by supporting students’ learning through song, story, role-play, adventure, carving, making, baking, and paddling. Your Education Department works with teachers to develop curriculum-linked, small-group experiential learning programs that will reach over 5,000 students next year.

galleryOutreach – Did you know that thousands of Canadians still have not heard of the Canoe Museum because we do not have the funds for marketing outreach? You can change our future by donating today to raise visibility and make more people aware of this essential national treasure in the coming year.

karen kain paddling-36#1647AdvocacyYour support will enable the continued push to see that the House of Commons approves the motion just passed by the Senate recognizing the national significance of this Museum and its collection.

Canoe Resto IMG_6784PreservationYour donation will help to develop a new exhibit for public display in 2014 and to continue the vital care for and expansion of your Museum’s collection and archives.

DSC_0334 WRYour support is extremely important and provides the resources that make all this possible. The Museum needs your continued support to raise $25,000 through this appeal by December 31, 2013, so please make your year-end contribution today and keep the Museum going strong.

CCM birch barksYou can give online by clicking here, by calling 705.748.9153 (toll free 866.342. 2663), or by mailing your gift to or by visiting us in person at: 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 5K4.

IMG_0958 WRWe greatly appreciate your continued support and the powerful impact it has on engaging new generations with this important story of the canoe. Every dollar counts. Help make a difference!

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