EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta (UCAMA) is one step closer to realizing their goal of a new facility with a groundbreaking ceremony at 9660 Jasper Avenue for June 26, 2012 14:00 MST.
With the confirmation of $9.25 million in funding from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, construction is now moving forward on Phase 1 of the renovation and rehabilitation project of the historic Lodge Hotel. Phase 1 construction will include enveloping the building, the fit up of the basement and main floor, allowing UCAMA to transfer and store their collection and archival material in the new facility. Phase 1 construction will be complete by the Spring of 2013. Phase 2 construction will include the gallery and exhibition space on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the facility, with completion targeted for the Spring of 2014.
The new facility will house exhibition galleries, an archive and library resource area, collection storage space, educational, meeting and special programming spaces, all open to the community at large. When completed, the new facility will preserve and interpret the rich history of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Alberta.
Speaking at the Sod Turning event will be the His Worship Mayor Mandel of the City of Edmonton as well as representatives from the Federal and Provincial governments.
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