The Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from Servus Credit Union. These funds will be directed towards Phase 1 renovation and rehabilitation of the historic Lodge Hotel, future home of UCAMA. Phase 1 construction will include enveloping the building and the fit up of the basement and main floor, allowing UCAMA to transfer and store their collection and archival material in the new facility. Phase 1 construction will be complete by the Spring of 2013. Phase 2 construction will include the gallery and exhibition space on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the facility, with completion targeted for the Spring of 2014.
The new facility will house exhibition galleries, an archive and library resource area, collection storage space, educational, meeting and special programming spaces, all open to the community at large.
“Servus Credit Union is pleased to assist the Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta with the renovation of its future home, the Lodge Hotel,” said Garth Warner, President and CEO of Servus Credit Union. “We have a long history of involvement with the Ukrainian community and are delighted to support the preservation of the rich history of Ukrainian Canadians in our province.”
With their tremendous support, Servus Credit Union is ensuring that when completed, the new facility will preserve and interpret the rich history of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Alberta.