Dec 3, 2018

Wembley Contributs to Museum


The Town of Wembley continues to invest in the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.

Wembley Council has pledged $5,000 per year over the next three years.


“We’re thrilled to have the Dinosaur Museum in our community,” says Wembley Mayor Chris
Turnmire.

“We see students, residents and visitors from near and far enjoying it so much. The venue has added greatly to the region. It is a gem in our midst and the Town is delighted to make this ongoing commitment. “We look forward to exploring other opportunities to work with the Dinosaur Museum,” says Mayor Turnmire.
Linda Side, Chair of the River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society, which oversees the attraction, welcomes the news.

“The Town of Wembley is a key stakeholder and we thank Wembley Council and Administration for their continued assistance,” she says. “Support from regional municipal governments is essential to the ongoing operation of the Museum and commitments like this are greatly appreciated.”

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – a 41,000 square foot world-class facility named for Canada’s preeminent palaeontologist and highlighting the rich fossil resources of Northern Alberta – opened its doors to the public on September 26, 2015. It is Canada’s second devoted dinosaur museum, and is located 19 kilometres west of the City of Grande Prairie in the Town of Wembley.