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Chair Message

On behalf of the Directors of the Pickering Museum Village Foundation (PMVF), I would like you to visit all the updated parts of our new web site.

We continue to investigate ways to grow the foundation and research new ways to find funding for the many museum projects that are coming up over the next several years.

The PMVF supports the museum by helping fund a variety of selected projects and activities as identified by Pickering Museum Village Advisory Committee (PMVAC), and the Pickering Museum Village (PMV). All these projects and activities are to support the maintenance, restoration, replication, purchase, and preservation of the artifacts at the museum.  This includes the contents of the historical buildings and the buildings.  With the museum continuing to evolve and grow, we expect there will be many more funding requests in the years to come that we would like to be able to help with.

Our fundraising efforts include donations from our members, and donations from our loyal corporate supporters, and funding from Pickering Delta Bingo for bingo, and we appreciate their continued support.  We are continuing to explore new methods for increasing membership, and investigating new sources of funds to be able to help projects at the museum.

PMVF is actively looking for people to help on the Board of Directors, or work on various fundraising activities. Anyone with fundraising skills and expertise is welcome to assist with the ongoing efforts to secure funds to help meet the needs of current and future projects at the museum.

To help with the future of the Foundation and the continued support of the museum, please consider a bequest to the Foundation when preparing/reviewing/revising your estate plans.  Your legacy can help ensure your loved ones and many others can continue to enjoy the heritage benefits the museum provides for many years into the future.

I look forward to working with the current board, any new board members, and anyone from the membership or public who wants to help, as we continue our campaign to secure new and larger funding sources for the important initiatives that will help the museum continue to evolve and grow.

Thank you for all your support,
Gregory Oakes,
PMVF Chairman

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