In Decemb er 2007, FUFG was given the deadline to raise $10 million and to meet several other criteria. To date, $8.2 million has been raised through a combination of public donations and government funds. All other criteria have been met.
Dr. Jerry Gray, Chair of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry is pleased with the news. Says Gray, “The public and all levels of government have demonstrated their tremendous support for this project. We have raised a total of $8.2 million, which includes donations from the Provinc e of Manitoba, Government of Canada and the public. It is a sign of goodwill that the extension has been granted.”
Adds Gray, “The Friends of Upper Fort Garry would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the Spletzer family of Crystal Developers fo r agreeing to this extension.”
FUFG will continue to fundraise towards building a world class interpretive park on the site. Since December, 2007, FUFG has raised more than $5.2 million in public donations, including a $1 million donation today by the M anitoba Métis Federation.
Notes Gray, “We invite everyone to continue to send in their donations. As we move forward in achieving our fundraising goals we’ll be consulting our partners and the public to determine final plans and designs for the inter pretive park.”
For interviews with Friends of Upper Fort Garry, please contact:
Phone: 204-772 – 9267
Cell: 204-296 – 6605