As you all know, the city of Fort McMurray has been devastated by a terrible wildfire. This fire has forced people from the community they live in and cherish.
A community that has been so profoundly devastated needs to find a way to rebuild its history and heritage, so the impact of this fire doesn’t destroy its past as well as its property.
A group of committed individuals has been working to preserve the heritage of Fort McMurray. The Fort McMurray Heritage Society is the proud founder of Heritage Village (formerly Heritage Park) and Heritage Shipyard (formerly Marine Park). These two remarkable destinations showcase a wonderful collection of historical buildings, vessels, large artifacts, archives and smaller artifacts that help tell the story of the people that settled here, created community and made Fort McMurray the place it is today.
The Fort McMurray Heritage Society was on the cusp of re-opening two destinations that capture the history of the community, when the wildfires arrived. Now these people and their museums are facing the struggle to rebuild.
By donating to the Fort McMurray Heritage Wildfire Appeal, your funds go to help re-establish the history of the community and support those who have dedicated themselves to preserving the heritage of Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas.
For your donation to the Fort McMurray Heritage Wildfire Appeal, you will receive a tax-deductible donation (for amounts of $50 and more). And 100 per cent of your funds goes directly to the organization in the community striving to preserve the stories and the artifacts of those who helped to establish Fort McMurray.