BCHF News Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre receives $700,000 donation

Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre receives $700,000 donation

Artists rendition of Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre project.
Artists rendition of Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre project.

Teck Resources has donated $700,000 towards Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre’s renewal project for the development of a replica mining experience.

Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre’s project totals $1.2 million. It is hoped that the large donation by Teck Resources inspires others to donate or match funds.

Construction of Phase II is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020, with a grand opening planned for the summer of 2021. The new mine experience exhibition will hold exciting displays of mining life and technology in the Rossland area. Phase I, which opened in the summer of 2017, showcases a new entrance gallery, archives, offices and washrooms.

Mayor Kathy Moore is pleased with the donation. “The City of Rossland is thrilled with Teck’s generous donation to the second phase of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre’s renewal project. The history and rise of Rossland is intrinsically tied to the history and success of Teck. It’s a natural and much appreciated collaboration.”

“The Rossland mines are a significant chapter in the history of mining locally, in BC and Canada and were the impetus for the founding of Teck’s roots in this region,” according to Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Teck Trail Operations. “The replica mine experience will celebrate this prominent Canadian mining story and help build an understanding of the importance of the industry to modern society.”

Artists rendition of Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre project.
Artists rendition of Phase II of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre project.