Canadian Bushplane Capital Funding

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre has grown to be rated the #1 tourist attraction by Trip Advisor with a projected 43,000 visits making it we believe the most visited tourist attraction in Sault Ste. Marie. The Centre has now reached a level where we need to make changes to our space/operations to reach our community engagement, program delivery, collection preservation and sustainability goals.

The Ask:

The Centre has developed a Capital Improvement Plan which totals $1,150,000 for new construction and equipment.  The Centre is responsible to raise 10% of the project costs or $115,000. The Centre hopes to raise at least $10,000 through crowdfunding in order to meet the grant requirements and reach its goals. We have submitted grant applications to government agencies totalling $1,035,000 for the balance.  The capital plan  will add classroom /studio, event space for travelling exhibits, washrooms in display area and various equipment purchases plus more.
Face painting Bushplane Days 2017

The Why:

Support of this project will allow the Centre to:

Continue and expand delivery of community and education programs such as; the Algoma District School Board – White Pines Field School for challenged youth, Building Maintenance and Construction Training Program in partnership with Ontario Works, Sault College and Habitat for Humanity supporting skill training for employment, Dr. Roberta Bondar Air Cadet Training Program in partnership with 155 Royal Air Cadet Squadron, and many others.

Our newest addition Nature Exchange

Present, preserve and make accessible its collections and exhibits to greater diversity of audiences.

Create new revenue streams.

Create new jobs at the Centre.

Increase support and attract tourism to our community stimulating local economy.

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a charitable organization, founded by volunteers in 1989, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bush flying heritage as well as forest resource and environmental management. In the last 28 years the Centre has continued to grow and has developed into a heritage and community anchor.

We welcome you to learn more about us by visiting our website at //

Please consider donating to this campaign, and sharing it with your friends on Facebook, email, Twitter, and text message. Each share can make a real difference!

Should you wish a donation receipt for amounts of $100 or greater please forward your cheque to 
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
50 Pim Street 
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
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