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Visitors to Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach will notice a cooler museum this summer. That's because the museum has received federal funding in order to install air conditioning in the auditorium.
Member of Parliament Vic Toews announced $17,080 in funding under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). Museum Executive Director Barry Dyck says for years they've been working on having air conditioning installed. "The auditorium is used by many organizations and individuals for banquets, for concerts, for meetings, all kinds of things," notes Dyck. "And it's the only part of this complex that isn't air conditioned."
Dyck says everything came together this year thanks in large part to seed money provided by Steinbach Credit Union. He notes that seed money allowed them to apply for a grant. "We're delighted to receive the support from the community and from the federal government," he says.
"We were happy to provide the seed money for this," notes Glenn Friesen, Chief Executive Officer for SCU. "We offered the seed money which was slightly larger than the grant provided by the government, but that allowed them to apply for this."
Friesen says SCU is community based and the belief was that this was the right thing to do. "That's what we do," he says. "We typically have a request from the museum every year and we try and see what we can do to help them out. It's a great institution for our community," adds Friesen. "We think it's a good thing to support."
The funding announced this week will allow for more than just air conditioning to be installed in the auditorium. Dyck says improvements will be made to their stage, projection system and one of the exits.
A total cost for the project has not yet been finalized. Dyck notes air conditioning alone will cost between $20,000-$25,000.
The air conditioning is expected to be installed in March. Dyck says the other projects will likely happen in April or May.
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