General Committee Update – March 2, 2021

This week, General committee considered the Museum Plan 2021 – 2025 which outlines the vision for preserving, promoting and protecting our heritage in the next few years. 

To quote the report, “this plan builds a framework for us, as a Town, to increase access to the existing collection, to maintain and develop the collection in accordance with accepted museum standards and practice, to connect with local residents and community groups to build capacity and ultimately connect, engage and inspire our community.”

Our past has always been an important part of the Aurora community, as it informs our future; our history plays a big part in who we are as a community. Preserving, protecting and promoting our heritage is an important part of how we grow as a Town because “we need to know where we came from to get where we are going”.

I don’t believe you can put a price on our history, because it is priceless! Once it is gone, it is gone forever. That doesn’t mean we should not take budgetary concerns into consideration lens when considering heritage matters, however, I don’t believe a financial lens is the only consideration when making decisions. As a Council our job is to look at all aspects of a decision; examine how every tax dollar spent brings value to our residents. When it comes to our heritage, I believe it has immense value!  

The recommendation at General Committee “That the Museum Plan 2021-2025 be endorsed in principle, subject to Council approval of budgetary implications”  passed at GC and will now move to Council for ratification.

I look forward to seeing our Aurora Museum and Archives flourish within a plan that sets out a clear vision on how we preserve protect and promote our heritage so that future generations will enjoy and learn from our past

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