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RCMP Heritage Centre's "Protect and Preserve" Campaign gets additional support thanks to gift from TD Bank Financial Group
REGINA, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - The RCMP Heritage Centre is pleased to announce its "Protect and Preserve" capital campaign has received a $110,000 gift from TD Bank Financial Group. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for the non-profit Heritage Centre's second phase of exhibits and enhancements. TD's donation will go towards the installation of several bilingual outdoor panels that will provide visitors with historical and modern information about the RCMP training program, the Centre's unique landscaping and environmental plan, the heritage of Depot and the Centre itself. "The RCMP Heritage Centre is using fun, interactive technology to educate visitors on the RCMP's remarkable history and its role in the development of our country. We're really proud to support this campaign," said Ron McInnis, Senior Vice President, TD Canada Trust. "The Protect and Preserve Campaign will promote an important part of Canada's history including the RCMP's role to police over 200 communities, serve as the country's federal police force and represent Canada internationally." The success of the $10 million private sector Protect and Preserve Campaign will further enhance the RCMP Heritage Centre through the development of 8,000 square feet of additional exhibits, outdoor interpretive, educational and public programming, and the completion of architectural elements all intended to maximize the RCMP Heritage Centre visitor experience. "Since the inception and construction of the Centre, TD Bank Financial Group has been a major supporter. We appreciate their commitment and belief in the Centre and cannot thank them enough for their additional support and generosity," said Cliff Baylak, President & CEO of the RCMP Heritage Centre. "This gift will be critical to expanding our outdoor interpretive elements and allowing visitors to learn more about the incredible heritage of the RCMP Academy." RCMP Heritage Centre Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the $40 million, 70,000 sq. ft. (6,503 m2) RCMP Heritage Centre is located on the historic grounds of the RCMP Academy. The modern, interactive and experiential Heritage Centre opened in late May 2007 and shares the distinctly Canadian story of the RCMP with Canadians and the world. TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the three main areas of focus for TD's community giving. Flagship programs within these areas include: TD Children's Hospital Fund; TD Friends of the Environment Foundation; TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup; TD Canadian Children's Book Week; TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership; and the TD Summer Reading Club. With support from customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national, regional and local causes benefiting diversity, arts and culture and other community programs. In 2008, TD donated $35 million to more than 2,100 organizations across Canada.
For further information: Karen Dackiw, Director of Development, RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina, SK, T: (306) 522-7333, C: (306) 737-5101, email@example.com, www.rcmpheritagecentre.com; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-8597, firstname.lastname@example.org
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