MONCTON, N.B. — The federal government has committed $1 million to the new Transportation Discovery Centre in Moncton.
The contribution will allow the City of Moncton to complete construction of the museum, which will pay tribute to Canada’s transportation industry. The discovery centre is an extension of the Moncton Museum, and celebrates the past, present and future of maritime, rail, road and air transportation in Eastern Canada.
“Our government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important cultural projects that will boost tourism in our communities,” said Canadian Heritage Minister, James Moore. “By supporting these projects, our government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage.”
“The construction of the Transportation Discovery Centre will stimulate the local economy and allow the Moncton Museum to offer Canadians better access to its arts and heritage spaces,” added local MP, Robert Goguen. “Visitors will enjoy an interactive and educational experience through various activities showcasing the history of transportation in our region.”
The latest promise of $1 million adds to the feds previous contribution of $500,000, bringing the total investment to $1.5 million. The money was allotted via the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
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