As an Aviation fanatic, this is very exciting news!!!!
The federal government announced yesterday it will provide $8.8 million in funding for the construction of a new two-storey, 86,000 square foot Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in 2021.
The new museum – which comes with an estimated $40 million price tag – has also received financial support at the provincial and municipal levels, with fundraising efforts underway to raise the remaining costs.
It’s set to be located minutes away from the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, on the Winnipeg Airports Authority’s Wellington Avenue campus. (via)