Lake of the Woods Museum Receives Trillium Funding

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Minister Greg Rickford with Kirsi Ralko, Kenora Councillor, and Lori Nelson, Museum Director, Lake of the Woods Museum
Minister Greg Rickford with Kirsi Ralko, Kenora Councillor, and Lori Nelson, Museum Director, Lake of the Woods Museum

KENORA – “I am proud to announce provincial funding that supports arts and culture programing here in Kenora and across Northwestern Ontario,” said MPP Greg Rickford. “This new art centre will be a great addition to the Lake of the Woods Museum and to our community.”

Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced that the Lake of the Woods Museum, a local non-profit and charitable organization will receive a total of $123,700, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The Lake of the Woods Museum will be using the funding to build a new storage system and furnishings for the new art centre in Kenora. The province’s investment in this project will benefit the community and support the opening of the new art centre.

“We’re so pleased to be receiving the support of the provincial government once again for the Art Centre project,” said Lori Nelson, Lake of the Woods Museum Director. “The Ontario Government has ensured that not only will the Art Centre be built, but, with this latest funding, that it will be properly furnished and equipped to provide a full service, engaging arts facility in Kenora.”


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects to promote healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.