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A Project Of Great National Significance
From cold war warrior to dynamic tourist
HMCS Ojibwa, Canada's first Oberon Class submarine, will become
the centerpiece of a new "green" museum to preserve this and other
important pieces of Canadian military history. The estimated
cost of the project is over $6 million. Tours of Ojibwa will
start in 2012 with the museum scheduled to become operational in
2013. It is expected to attract some 80,000 to 100,000
visitors each year, creating new jobs and injecting an anticipated
$500,000 annual payroll to stimulate the local economy. It is
more than a measured can-do attitude that drives this
endeavour. It is the conviction that saving an important
piece of Canadian heritage from the wrecker's ball is
here for more background information on the project.
Stunning new state-of-the-art museum!
HMCS Ojibwa will be open to the public as a museum and education
centre in Port Burwell, Ontario. In addition to guided tours,
groups and visitors may "experience" the submariner's life during
overnight stays in the crew and officers' quarters. The
adjacent interpretive centre will house museum exhibit space,
classroom and meeting facilities, a gift shop and a restaurant as
well as lounge, shower and locker room facilities for guests.
Specially developed programs will provide rare opportunities for
the public to learn about the unique role these cold war subs
played in Canada and NATO's history.
Lake Erie Sub-Way - Port Burwell, Buffalo,
Submarine museums in Buffalo and Cleveland are already excited
about the prospect of a tour route around Lake Erie that will bring
a great boost to tourism across the entire length of Elgin County
and make all of Canada's sunny south coast a must see
Helping us will help others!
We are convinced that Project Ojibwa will be a tremendous
success which will enable us to distribute a portion of the surplus
accrued to charitable organizations benefitting veterans and their
Please read on to see how you can help.
There are many ways you can choose to help bring Project Ojibwa
to fruition. Your donations will be put to use immediately, and
large or small they all move the project forward. Contributions
over ten dollars will receive a tax receipt where applicable. Donations can take the form
of a financial contribution or perhaps a service or a skill that
will advance the project. Purchasing a brick for our Walk of
Honour is another way you can contribute and honour a
loved one at the same time. You can purchase bricks as an
individual, a family, a business, an organization or even as a
group of friends. Sponsorship opportunities
like this don't come around very often let us know what you have in
mind or let us give you some ideas. Remember the world is going to
be watching Ojibwa travel from Halifax to Port Burwell so you don't
have to wait until she arrives in Port Burwell to come aboard with
your concept. And where would the world be without Volunteers to pitch in on
all sorts of things. We look forward to hearing from you to let us
know how you would like to help.
here to download our full sponsorship brochure.