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A Project Of Great National Significance

From cold war warrior to dynamic tourist attraction


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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 worthwhile.  Click 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, Cleveland

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 destination.

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 families.

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.


Click here to download our full sponsorship brochure.