For Immediate Release
September 6, 2001
Curator, Peel Heritage Complex
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2112
Minister Hudak Presents Cheque to Peel Heritage Complex
(Brampton) - Tourism, Culture and Recreation Minister Tim Hudak today presented Region of Peel Chair Emil Kolb with a cheque for $20,000 for the Peel Heritage Complex. The money will be used to repoint the exterior stonework of the former Peel County Jail, one of the buildings in the Peel Heritage Complex.
Chair Kolb accepts a cheque from Minister Hudak. From left, Brampton M.P.P. Joe Spina, Minister Hudak, Regional Chair Emil Kolb, Curator of the Peel Heritage Complex David Somers. Chair Kolb puts a Region of Peel sticker on Minister Hudak's "More to Discover" suitcase. From left, Brampton M.P.P. Joe Spina, Minister Hudak, Regional Chair Emil Kolb.
The funds come from the Heritage Challenge Fund Community Program, a joint project of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and the Ontario Heritage Foundation.
"We are grateful to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and the Ontario Heritage Foundation for these funds," says Chair Kolb. "The Peel Heritage Complex is the oldest public structure in the Region, dating back to 1867. We have an historic commitment to the restoration and maintenance of these buildings. This money will help us maintain the Complex, which has been a landmark structure in this community since the 19th century."
The Peel Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a wide variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.
Minister Hudak tours the Peel HeritageComplex with curator David Somers.
"I'd also like to thank Minister Hudak for making the Peel Heritage Complex one of the stops on his 'More to Discover' tour, and M.P.P. Joe Spina for joining us here today," says Chair Kolb. "Peel has many interesting tourist sites, and we certainly believe there's a lot to discover in Peel."
To learn more about the Peel Heritage Complex and its current and upcoming exhibits, please call 905-791-4055, Ext. 2150 or visit the Region's Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca
Note - Photo available upon request. Please contact Irene McCutcheon at 905-791-7800, Ext. 4507.
Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
Web site: http://www.region.peel.on.ca
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