Morden’s Fossil Museum Wins for ‘Event of the Year’

Morden’s Fossil Museum Wins for ‘Event of the Year’

By Brian Schultz

Peter Cantelon
Executive director Peter Cantelon receiving tourism award from two representatives of Calm Air (left) and the minister responsible for tourism Ron Lemieux (right) – (TRAVEL MANITOBA / HANDOUT)

Morden’s Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has won a coveted award at the 17th Annual Manitoba Tourism Awards.

The museum won in the Event of the Year category on October 3 for its unveiling of Suzy Mosasaur last March, which received international attention.

“Receiving recognition like this from the industry that we participate in is particularly sweet,” said CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon. “There were a lot of people representing the tourism industry in Manitoba on hand and this win puts us on their radar, if we weren’t already there.”

The CFDC houses Canada’s largest collection of marine reptile fossils including ‘Bruce’ — the Guinness Record holding largest mosasaur on display in the world at more than 13 metres or 43 feet in length.