The Canadian Canoe Museum is pleased to introduce its National Council – a group of distinguished individuals who are champions of the work of the organization, past, present and future.

These 32 individuals from across Canada and beyond, are lending their names in support of the museum’s ambitious agenda of reinvention and relocation, and will serve as special advisors. This illustrious group is growing, and the museum expects its National Council to grow to more than 80 members.

“Each member of our National Council is inspiring in his or her own right. By bringing them together, we have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth, depth and diversity of distinguished Canadians who support the museum and its mission,” says Dr. James Raffan, Director of External Relations, The Canadian Canoe Museum.

“We expect that together, we will be able to reach further, inspiring individuals, groups and communities from coast to coast to coast, to join us in the important work ahead.”

New Museum Project: The Canadian Canoe Museum, currently housed in a 1960s-era former factory building, is moving to the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The new museum, which will make accessible all 600 watercraft, thousands of small artifacts and an archive, is an 83,400 square-foot facility designed by an award-winning team of heneghan peng architects (Dublin, Ireland) with Kearns Mancini Architects (Toronto, Canada). The construction of the new museum will be supported by a $65 million fund raising campaign, and is scheduled to begin next year.

Please view the full list of National Council members.