Tumbler Ridge Dinosaur Museum opens up after receiving $150,000 in donations

BCITV
06/22/2018

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The Tumbler Ridge Dinosaur Museum has opened its doors just in time for the summer.

Earlier this year, the museum closed its doors temporarily due to lack of funding from city council.

The district denied funding of 200 thousand dollars and the museum had to seek that money elsewhere.

The organization received donations from grants and corporate funding.

 “So just through all of those different people throwing money towards us, we were able to come up with $150,000 to reopen,” said Jerrilyn Schembri, Vice-President of Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.

The museum says the district ended up providing $50,000.

The museum says they appreciate the support, and they hope to receive more funding from the province to ensure their long-term success.

“We are hoping that the provincial government will come forward and say look ‘we see the value in this, we see the value in the work that you’ve done and the fossils and we are going to look at somehow being a part of that funding solution,’” said Schembri.

The museum will be open for the summer, but in September they say they will have to reassess.

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