A Night for the Museum, Philip J. Currie Museum’s Annual gala fundraiser, successfully raised over $80,000. More than 280 guests attended the event, which featured live music, games, an auction, dinner and dancing.
Linden Roberts, Executive Director of Philip J. Currie Museum since May of 2019 said “This is our biggest fundraising event every year and we’re delighted with this response from the community. It ensures that we can open the doors on a daily basis, [and] it ensures we can deliver programs to school groups”
“Our mandate is not to charge the full cost of a program to a school group, [and] as an organization that gains funding from events such as this, the return to the population is we try very hard to keep our pricing down to something that people can afford. The idea that we can give high quality, uncurated, memorable experiences not only to the people of the area but visitors to the area and to make Grande Prairie a place to put on the map.”
Roberts aims for the museum to become a centrepiece for the region and to make Grande Prairie a place to put on the map.