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APTA raises money for transport museum

DIEPPE, N.B. -- The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and the Casino New Brunswick went all in to raise funds for Greater Moncton's Transportation Discovery Centre.


DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and the Casino New Brunswick went all in to raise funds for Greater Moncton’s Transportation Discovery Centre.

The APTA, for its part, raised $20,000 from its members over the course of the past year and the casino then chipped in $5,000, bringing the total funds raised to $25,000.

“On behalf of City Council, I want to thank the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association for their financial contribution to our Transportation Discovery Centre,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “The TDC project is a key priority of Council. The TDC, and the financial support of private sector stakeholders, such as the APTA, is crucial to make the project become a reality. We are very excited about this project and the positive impact that it will have in our community and our downtown.”

Wes Armour, CEO of Armour Transport, noted “the center will be practical as it will be changing every year.  The schools will be able to bring in their students to educate them on the industry and show them how important the transportation industry is in Atlantic Canada.”

Added Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the APTA: “We are very pleased that we could contribute to this project.  The transportation industry is a big part of Atlantic Canada.  This center will certainly be a great addition to the museum, a great place to visit and learn about our industry and its history.”


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