McMurray Métis Break Ground on $22 Million – Métis Cultural Centre

McMurray Métis Break Ground on $22 Million – Métis Cultural Centre

September 2, 2020


Fort McMurray, Alberta – The McMurray Métis hosted an historic
event with a groundbreaking ceremony on their Métis Cultural
Centre. The first of its kind in Northern Alberta and Canada’s West,
the Centre will highlight the important role Métis have in our
Province and Nation.
The stunning Centre and surrounding grounds will be built on the
highly accessible, MacDonald Island, which has deep roots to the
Métis culture dating back generations.
Developed, owned and operated by McMurray Métis, the new
Cultural Centre will quickly become a pivotal place in the Wood
Buffalo region for sharing traditional knowledge, skills training, and
collaboration with stakeholders of all kinds – enhancing the lives of
Métis in Alberta.
The Métis Cultural Centre received approval from Infrastructure
Canada through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for
75 % of total eligible costs, up to $16,500,000. McMurray Métis is
also contributing at a minimum $5,500,000. towards the Centre.

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