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WDM To Receive Funding for Virtual Programming Enhancement

The Western Development Museum (WDM) is thrilled to announce additional funding from the Government of Saskatchewan to enhance virtual programming offerings.

The WDM will receive an additional $50,000 for the 2020 – 21 fiscal year. The new funding will enable us to improve access and enhance customer experience.

“Like many institutions, the Western Development Museum had to make adjustments to their operations and programming due to the pandemic,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. “This has resulted in increased costs as they transition to a virtual environment for programming and move to an online booking system.”

With this generous funding additional equipment will be purchased to allow us to enhance our virtual programming and events. Upgraded booking software will be used for both virtual and in-Museum programs. The software will give visitors the ability to register for programs and events as well as view available program times.

“We are very excited to be able to expand our virtual programming and share Saskatchewan’s rich histories in more accessible ways,” WDM CEO Joan Kanigan said. “We are grateful for the support being provided by the province. These virtual programs and exhibits will create new opportunities for people to engage with Saskatchewan’s heritage and will expand upon the Museum’s traditional exhibits and programs.”

To read the complete media release from the Government of Saskatchewan CLICK HERE.

The WDM is grateful for the ongoing support from the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

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