The CFB Chilliwack Historical Society Needs Immediate Help and Support

Publication Date 
01 Oct 2018

 

CFB Chilliwack Crest

Since the closure of the Chilliwack Forces Base in '97, the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society has become home to over 30,000 military artifacts, documents and memorials. For over 20 years these dedicated men and women have given so much of their time and efforts educating us on the rich military history of  Chilliwack.  Some of their contributions to our community include: displays at our Canada Day celebrations, Canada Remembers in November - where they invite schools to be educated through interactive activities, and stories by those who have served our country, support to Canada Lands in Legacy Trail, Refurbishment of All Sappers Memorial Park. Each year the members put together Christmas hampers and gifts to our less fortunate veteran families.

The building where they currently rent has been sold and the society has to relocate their entire museum by the end of November.  They need funds for: a new location, to cover moving expenses , as well as updating their marketing material. They are a not-for-profit organization that depends on donations and government grants.  Every dollar that you donate goes directly to help support the museum to save our military heritage. Let us join together and give back to them in their time of need

Canada Helps

Please donate what you can, no donation is too small and every contribution matters. Click on the CanadaHelps logo and you will receive an instant receipt for your generousity.

 

You can also donate using the special GoFundMe page set up to support the move.

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If you are interested in being a foundational sponsor for a $5,000 or greater donation:

  • Your name/business will be listed on our introduction plaque located at the front entrance of the building.
  • Listed as a Business sponsor on our promotional material for 2 years.
  • Mentioned on our social media, website and monthly newsletter.
  • Invite to engage with members and visitors at our events.

Free life membership to the society.

Donations of $20.00 or greater will receive a tax-deductible receipt if requested (name and address is required).

Cheques or MOs should be made payable to “CFBCHS” – Thank You.

Please mail donations to:

CFBCHS
6760 School Lane
Chilliwack, BC  V2R 2C9

Registered Name: CANADIAN FORCES BASE CHILLIWACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Business Number: 887688711RR0001

Thank  you in advance for supporting the legacy of CFB Chilliwack. Please share this urgent request.


UPDATE:

The Society has picked a new site located in downtown Chilliwack at the corner of Wellington and Mills with a vastly improved opportunity for more foot traffic. It is also more accessible to handicapped visitors and volunteers. The Landlord very accommodating and will assist in adjusting lighting fixtures to meet the museum's needs.  The new location will attract more foot traffic and keep the memory of Camp and CFB Chilliwack alive. The decision to accept his offer will be made on Thursday of this week.

The local radio station, CHWK, has been very generous. As a start, they are giving the Society $40K is free advertising and some live radio spots over the next few months to garner community support.  The radio station’s GM has pledged to do the signage at the new location FREE, including “coming soon” signage and adjusting our existing banners.

Local Sapper Units and military clubs have been asked to assist with moving and packing.