The Province of Alberta gives $33 Million for Centennial
The Heritage Community Foundation receives $1 Million for the
Alberta On-Line Encyclopedia! “not all funding went to bricks-and-mortar
The Heritage Community Foundation has risen to the Government of Alberta's
challenge for excellence in legacy projects and will be receiving $1,000,000 to
develop the Alberta Online Encyclopedia.
The Encyclopedia will bring Alberta—past, present and future—to every
Albertan, Canadian and user of the World Wide Web. This fully searchable
website, www.albertasource.ca, will be developed utilizing content from the
extensive base of 29 Heritage Community Foundation websites.
The Heritage Community Foundation, established in 1999, has emerged as the
primary content provider on the World Wide Web for Alberta heritage, community
identity and pride, and public education. Alberta’s centenary has provided the
opportunity to showcase Alberta in all of its majesty using this technology and
will be a primary content provider for Alberta’s Supernet.
The Foundation is also implementing its A to Z Campaign, a fundraising
initiative, designed to sustain the Alberta Online Encyclopedia and keep it
growing and current for generations to come.
*Edmonton Journal, October 2, 2004
For more information and/or interviews contact:
Adriana Davies Ph.D. Executive Director,
Heritage Community Foundation
P: 780-424-6512 x 222