Niagara Community Foundation - Making a mark in 2017
The Niagara Community Foundation is leading the way in planning the party for the 150th anniversary of
Confederation, by funding a wide variety of innovative projects that celebrate community and inspire a deeper
understanding of Canada.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th; a collaboration between the Niagara
Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
So far, the Niagara Community Foundation has awarded matching grants totalling $60,000 to seven projects
across the region.
Niagara Falls History Museum – $9,000 for the Pieces of Canada project, which is gathering 150 objects
from people in Niagara in order to tell 150 stories about what it means to be Canadian.
St. Catharines – $12,000 for the editing, design and distribution of a book documenting the stories and photos
of 137 workers who died while constructing the Welland Ship Canal.
Welland – $6,730 for the City’s 150-Day Countdown to create awareness of and participation in Canada’s
Suitcase In Point Theatre Company – $6,900 for three public art activities promoting participation and
diversity during the theatre company’s annual In the Soil Festival.
Fort Erie – $6,250 for a new mural – one of 150 such murals being created across the country – to represent a
cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history and an art masterpiece.
Jordan Historical Museum – $6,120 for an all-ages community art exhibit called Between the Lake and the
Escarpment, featuring work from Lincoln artists on their perceptions of their community.
Veterans’ Voices of Canada Association – $13,000 for the Keeping History Alive in Niagara project,
which provides schools, museums, libraries, and community groups with archival video footage of veterans’ stories.
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