Mahon, the chief executive officer of Canada Life, announced $750,000 in funding for the Manitoba Museum Wednesday, with about 40 students from Victoria Albert School in attendance. The gift qualifies for the province’s matching funds program, raising it to $1.125 million.
Mahon said Canada Life’s support is to show pride in the community. It hopes to bring that same thrill for the past and focus on the future to today’s youth who visit the museum.
"I have fond memories of going and playing in the science area, but even more significant to me was my brother’s summer job working on the project when they brought the Nonsuch over from the United Kingdom," Mahon said, referring to his older brother, Patrick, who was a University of Manitoba student when the regal replica vessel came to the museum in 1974.