The East Coulee School Museum, is getting a much needed new roof.

The Highland Gala that took place back in January helped the museum raise over $6,000 in funds for the new roof renovation.

"We've had lots of leaks over the winter and lots of buckets all over the museum." said Barb Steeves, Executive Director, "Someone kindly gave us a sump pump to use over the winter, so it's become very handy."

Now that things are starting to get fixed around the museum, it's Steeves' hope to preserve the museum for future generations.

"The roof is the main thing right now. The south half of the roof was done last summer." Steeves continued, "Now the north half will be done. These funds will go towards the inside of the ceilings and walls where the leakage is taking place."

The museum is in the midst of planning Spring Fest right now and Steeves is excited to get that going as well as focusing on the repairs to the roof.

Barb Steeves

"We actually just received a huge grant from the federal government. We were successful with that. $40,000," Steeves added, "We already have a grant in place with the province, so that will do the north half of the roof and perhaps some of the inside repairs as well."

To see more about the East Coulee Museum, head to their Facebook page.

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