Help Us Win The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Every $1.00 donated in June gives us one chance to win the $20,000 grand prize!

What We Are Fundraising For

The Thunder Bay Museum is developing an exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of the merger of the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company. This exhibit will contain archival material, paintings, fur trade artifacts as well as interactive and audio-visual elements to tell the story of this important event. It will explore the fierce and sometimes violent rivalry between the companies that led to the merger, and its effects on the history of Northwestern Ontario throughout the remainder of the 19th Century and which still persist to this day, including the relative decline of Fort William, new industries that took the place of the fur trade and resulting development of treaties with the Indigenous peoples of the area.

The Museum is pleased to partner with the Champlain Society and Fort William Historical Park in this venture.

If we win, the grand prize money will be put towards improving and growing our Paleontology exhibit on the second floor of the Museum (it’s a bit dated… pun intended).

If you are unable to donate at this time, please consider sharing our campaign with your friends and network to help us achieve our goal!

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About The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a month-long initiative run by Canada Helps every June since 2015 to help organizations drive donations during a slow time of the year for fundraising. 

Every dollar donated in June, via, is an entry for a chance to win $20,000*. Every charity using CanadaHelps is automatically entered: all you have to do is fundraise. The more you raise, the more chances you have to win!

*Donations must be made via Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2021 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

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Tax receipts are automatically produced by Canada Helps after donating and will not be issued by the Thunder Bay Museum.

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