CNR heritage dining car receives grant for new HVAC

March 24, 2017


To Comment on this article Click Here

On Friday afternoon, local MPP Bill Walker met with representatives from the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre to officially congratulate them on receiving a $6,000 Ontario Community Capital Program grant. 


Jim Hepple, a volunteer from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which is administering the grant program, was also on hand to bring congratulations to the group, who will be using the funds to install a new HVAC system in the CNR Dining Car.


"I'm pleased to present this Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant which will provide funding to upgrade the HVAC system. This will help ensure a healthy, comfortable and safe environment for both visitors and exhibits in this historic CNR Dining car. Thank you to the volunteers from the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre for their ongoing efforts to make this valued arts and culture asset in our community a reality," said Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound


The grant will ensure that the Dining Car can be used year-round, as it currently doesnít have a heating or air conditioning system.  With the new installation, the space will be able to host exhibits, events, and cultural programming.


Dining car photo by Wayne King


"We are overjoyed to be receiving these funds that are vital to the completion of the project," said Wendy Tomlinson, CWHC Curator. "CWHC is dedicated to the development of Owen Soundís waterfront and our dining car is a key feature of our museum and a draw for visitors to the area."

Click the orange arrow to read the second column

The Heritage Centre, located at 1155 1st Avenue West, is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Owen Soundís rail and waterfront heritage. To learn more about the organization and when itís open, please visit: www.marineandrail.ca


Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which is an agency of the Government of Ontario, this one-time, Ontario150 grant has been designed to help honour the provinceís past, showcase the present and inspire future generations. For more information on the Ontario Trillium Foundation, please visit: www.otf.ca

If you would like to read related or unrelated articles, enter a key word or phrase in the search engine box below to search the Canadian Community News online database


Survey  Saugeen Times Read More
Survey Kincardine Read More
Survey  Walkerton News Read More

Click on the ads for more information

for world news, books, sports, movies ...

Friday, March 24, 2017