Up to date information on the comings and goings in The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum. Also a behind the scenes look at how the museum operates and how the museum team is working after our capacity expansion project to which grew our capacity from 60 to 420 in July 2010!

The Capital Campaign: Over The Top!

Posted by Eric Espig On 11:11

The Capital Campaign has reached its goal of $1.65 million (CAD)! 

Jim Watson, on the day of his announcement to step down as an Ontario MPP. to officially enter the City of Ottawa mayoral race, stopped by the Diefenbunker, along with MP Gordon O'Connor to make the announcement of their respective levels of government's further commitment to the Diefenbunker museum.
The additional contributions of  $386,000 by the province of Ontario and $106,000 by the Federal Government mean that the museum has raised the necessary amount to cover the costs of the capacity expansion. The work to the museum, already underway, will be complete by the end of April 2010 and the new programs (including audio and self guided tours,  new interactive experiences and multilingual accessibility) will launch on June 28, 2010.

Thank you to everyone who helped to raise money or donated to this cause!

Jim Watson at the Diefenbunker podium

Gordon O'Connor MP, Jim Watson, Alexandra Badzak ( Exeecutive Director) and George Fawcett center Diefenbunker staff & volunteers, contractors, project managers.