On December 3

Bentley Museum Grant Continues

Once again the Bentley Museum has received a gracious funding donation through the BMO Volunteer Grants Program.

Once again the Bentley Museum has received a gracious funding donation through the BMO Volunteer Grants Program. It is a program that bank employees or former bank employees can request funding from to help out community projects they are interested in.

Marg Martin, a former employee of the Bank of Montreal, delivered a cheque for $1,050.00 to the Bentley museum board onDecember 3. Martin explained the amount given to community projects is dependent on how many apply and that she can apply every other year.

The presentation this year took place in front of the Centennial Peterson historical family banner that Martin had donated tothe museum earlier this year that is on display in the museum’s newest building.

On hand to accept the cheque were chair Cora Knutson, vice chair Betty Kubista, and director Joyce MacKinnon. The funding this time has been earmarked to go towards the cost of more walking tour plaques.

Over the years, Marg has regularly applied for and received funding to help out the local museum.

The museum received $300 in 1995, $500 in 1996, $800 in 1998, $1,150 in 2000, another $1,050 in 2004, $1,000 in 2007,$800 in 2009, $1,000 in 2011, $1,000 in 2013, and now this.

Museum executive are Chairperson Cora Knutson, Vice Chair Betty Kubista, Treasurer Mary Carver, and Secretary Kristin Dickau. Directors include Ralph Scarlett, Joyce MacKinnon, Wes Lowry, Diana Garries, Sandy Noble, and Director/Historian isLorraine Connelly. They were set at the museum’s regular November meeting following the October AGM.

Dedicated volunteers continue to hold work bees at the Bentley Museum on most Wednesday mornings. Anyone interested is welcome to drop in.

“We are always looking for new volunteers and/or board members. Fresh, new ideas for presenting our museum are always welcome,” stated Kubista.

Tours or a special visit can be arranged by calling Cora at 402-748-2455 or Betty at 403-748-2744. Admission is always free.

 

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