Ukrainian museum urges feds to make funding decision [Article]

From the CBC:

Supporters of a Ukrainian museum in Edmonton say they desperately need a new and bigger building, and they want answers from Ottawa about whether it will help cover expenses.

The province, the city and individuals have all chipped in after a 10-year fundraising campaign by the Ukrainian Canadian Archives Museum of Alberta. But the museum is still waiting for final approval and cash from Ottawa.

“People maybe get a little bit disappointed about the lack of progress so it’s hard to get people enthusiastic about something that’s stagnated,” said museum board member Paul Teterenko

Museum officials say they never thought it would take this long, and neither did Conservative MP Peter Goldring, a long-time supporter of the project.

“(We were) just about ready to see ink on paper. What happened? I don’t know. I really don’t know,” he said.

Museum officials hope recently-appointed Minister of Public Works Rona Ambrose, an Edmonton MP, will help push the project along.

Teterenko says a bigger museum will bring in Ukrainian artifacts from Europe.

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