The backbone, and often unsung heroes of The Royal Tyrrell Museum, are celebrating a momentous milestone.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum Co-operating Society is celebrating their 25 years of hard work supporting the museum's project.

"The Co-operating Society is the non-for-profit that helps support the Royal Tyrrell  Museum. So we run the gift shop, and the post doctoral fellowship, this distant learning program and the membership program," explained Business Manager Patty Ralrick.

A great chunk of the proceeds from the gift shop go back into the museum to help fund projects.

"If they need funds to pay for something that the government won't pay for or can't pay for, they come to us and ask if we will pay for it. And we usually do," chuckled Ralrick.

The society uses the gift shop funds to pay for projects, but also takes donations from visitors who want to help.

They also gain funding from The Royal Tyrrell Museum Membership program.

"Around Christmas time, so early in December, we usually host a holiday social, and this year we are going to make it a little bit bigger and better in honor of our twenty fifth year," informed Ralrick.

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