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Zoo Receives $500K Donation for Journey to Churchill

February 3, 2015 3:15 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A Montreal-based management and holding company has a made $500,000 donation to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Power Corporation of Canada’s contribution to the zoo’s $200 million Imagine a Place redevelopment campaign will be recognized within the Journey to Churchill exhibit.

“With this gift, Power Corporation of Canada will help the Assiniboine Park Zoo offer exceptional experiences, providing visitors with unique opportunities to observe the animals and natural beauty of Manitoba’s north,” said Margaret Redmond, president and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

With this donation, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s fundraising efforts through the Imagine a Place Campaign have now raised over $130 million towards the overall $200 million redevelopment goal.