Manitoba’s curling history will live on in cyberspace with the creation of a virtual curling museum.
The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. issued a request for proposals in mid-April for web developers to help them create the digitized collection.
The online museum will include a collection that would normally not be viewed by members of the public. Most recently, the museum showed off the British Consols trophy at the Viterra Championship in Selkirk.
The MCHF&M said those volunteers serving on the board and in managing the collection “have been frustrated by the fact that there is no opportunity for people to view the collection.”
Eventually, the museum will include the digitization of artifacts, trophies and other memorabilia from Manitoba’s curling world. Half of the expected cost has been earmarked from existing funds. The rest will come from individual and corporate contributions.
Details on the campaign will be released at a later date.