Our Project Team

A dedicated and passionate leadership team of board and staff are leading the organization onto the national stage. Along with a team of experts, advisors, consultants and volunteers, the board is guiding the architectural, exhibit design and building processes, as well as a fundraising campaign of up to $10M to fund the full scope of the project. A Fundraising Cabinet with members and advisors spanning the country is seeking support from donors nationwide.

Fundraising Cabinet

Kevin Malone (Chair), Managing Director, BMO Private Wealth, BMO Wealth Management
Victoria Grant, Board Chair, Canadian Canoe Museum,
Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director, Canadian Canoe Museum
Wendy Pitblado, President, Pitblado Family Foundation
John Ronson, Retired National Director, Telus Health
Jeremy Ward, Curator, Canadian Canoe Museum

Board of Directors

Victoria Grant, Chair
Jocelyn Brown
Meredith Brown,
 Chair of Philanthropy Committee
Brian Buttigieg
Rob Clark 
Kate Farnell
Brian Groves
Dr. Jenny Ingram
Deborah Jacobs
Bill Lockington
Chris MacLean, Chair of Building Committee
Kevin Malone,
 Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Val McRaeChair of Collections Committee 
Raif Richardson
John Ronson, Past Chair
Tim Rutherford
Heather Stelzer

Building Committee

Chris MacLean, Chair
Rob Clark
Victoria Grant
Brian Groves
Kevin Malone

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

The new build will take an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach where people, systems, business structures and practices are integrated into a concurrent process, from design to fabrication and construction, in order to maximize efficiency and accelerate schedules. IPD is a relatively new process that takes a values-based approach to construction, assembling key project partners to the table from the start to work simultaneously to design, plan and execute together.

Project Director

XBMC Consulting Inc., Vanessa Rogers


Lett Architects Inc.

General Contractor

Chandos Construction Ltd


Project Partners

Structural Engineering: LEA
Mechanical trade partner: Kelson Mechanical
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: DG Biddle & Associates
Mass Timber trade partner: Nordic Structures
Electrical trade partner: Lancer Electric
Environmental: Cambium Inc.
Civil Engineer: Engage Engineering
Geotech/Hydrogeological: Thomas Grace & Associates
Conservation: JHG Consulting Network Inc.
Landscape Architect: Basterfield & Associates Inc.


Be a part of history in-the-making

The Museum will be reopening on Friday, July 23rd at 10 AM