The Canadian National Exhibition Foundation is on a mission to save priceless CNE memories but we need support from CNE fans. It’s a race against time to digitize and preserve more than 64,000 photo negatives in the CNE archival collection before the precious images are lost forever. CNE fans can help save the CNE’s history for future generations with your donations to our CNE Foundation CNE Archives Project Fundraiser.
With funding received through the federal Canada Summer Jobs program and the financial gifts received to date, the CNE Foundation was able to begin the digitization work this summer. Two archives digitization interns – hired through the Canada Summer Jobs program -- are carefully scanning and preserving the delicate cellulose acetate photo negatives that are suffering from Vinegar Syndrome. This causes them to crack and lose their content.
We invite you to take a moment to view the 30-second campaign launch video below, which provides an overview of the detailed and delicate process.
The CNE Archives Project is a two-year, $100,000 campaign to save more than 64,000 deteriorating photo negatives in the CNE portion of the Alexandra Studio collection, spanning the years 1947 to 1981. The cancellation of the 2021 in-person CNE event, due to the pandemic, has affected the CNE Foundation’s planned fundraising activities in the first year of our campaign.
The CNE Foundation needs the support of the public to help raise the $45,000 needed to achieve our 2021 goal and ensure the rich history of the CNE can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
You can help save precious CNE memories. Donations of any size count. Donate today.
Thank you for your support.
About the CNE Foundation:
The Canadian National Exhibition Foundation is a public foundation and registered charity. The philanthropic arm of the Canadian National Exhibition Association, we fund programs year-round to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and the community in support of our vision: “Empowering community. Improving lives.” To learn more about CNE Foundation programs, please visit our website .
Charitable Business Number: 118834639 RR 0001
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