Fundraising Event A Hit

October 7, 2019

WEMBLEY, AB – The Philip J. Currie Museum’s premier fundraising event was an enormous success.

A Night For The Museum, held on Sept. 28, raised $80,000, after expenses, providing significant funds for ongoing operations and programming throughout the year.

“This is our biggest fundraising event every year and we’re delighted with this response from the community,” says Executive Director Linden Roberts. “These funds will be put to great use as we move into our fifth year of operation.”

The event, held at the Pomeroy Convention Centre, featured live music, games, an auction, dinner and dancing. More than 280 guests attended the festivities, supported by 20 sponsors.

“We had amazing co-operation from the business community. We extend our thanks to the many sponsors that contributed to the evening’s success,” says Roberts. “It was a fun occasion to celebrate the museum and encourage investment in our programming.”

Celebrating the Lakusta Legacy

The second annual Al Lakusta Day is October 26, with free admission and activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event honours Mr. Lakusta for his contributions to paleontology. In 1974, he discovered the dinosaur bonebed at Pipestone Creek that would lead to the development of our museum. He was recognized with a dinosaur species named in his honour – Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai. More details are available at https://dinomuseum.ca/events/al-lakusta-community-day/

Background

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – a 41,000 square foot world-class facility named for Canada’s preeminent palaeontologist and highlighting the rich fossil resources of Northern Alberta – opened its doors to the public on September 26, 2015. It is Canada’s second devoted dinosaur museum, and is located 19 kilometres west of the City of Grande Prairie in the Town of Wembley.


Media enquiries may be directed to:

Brittany Westbury Communications and Events Co-ordinator Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 780-882-5852 bwestbury@dinomuseum.ca

Linden Roberts Executive Director Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum 587-771-0662 lroberts@dinomuseum.ca

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