Proclamation - Museum Month - May 2022
WHEREAS, throughout our community, museums, art galleries, and heritage sites reflect our local history and culture, and contribute to our development; and
WHEREAS, the 700+ museums, art galleries, and heritage sites in Ontario contribute to 19.4 million overall visits and 38,000 school visits annually, made possible by 37,000 volunteers and 11,000 employees across the province; and
WHEREAS, this month provides an opportunity to increase awareness of our community’s museums and celebrate the contributions these institutions make to quality of life, education, and economic development; and
WHEREAS, these museums, art galleries, and heritage sites are community hubs, supporting our work for diversity and inclusion, welcoming visitors and tourists, and serving as valuable resources for education and learning; and
WHEREAS, May 18th, 2022 is International Museum Day to celebrate the power of museums to make their communities distinct and vibrant places to live, work, visit and invest.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Keith Hull, Acting Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM May 2022, as “Museum Month” in the Town of Collingwood, and encourage all residents and tourists to visit our local museums in the month of May.