RCMP Heritage Centre's "Protect and Preserve" Campaign gets additional support thanks to gift from TD Bank Financial Group



    REGINA, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - The RCMP Heritage Centre is pleased to announce
its "Protect and Preserve" capital campaign has received a $110,000 gift from
TD Bank Financial Group. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for the
non-profit Heritage Centre's second phase of exhibits and enhancements.
    TD's donation will go towards the installation of several bilingual
outdoor panels that will provide visitors with historical and modern
information about the RCMP training program, the Centre's unique landscaping
and environmental plan, the heritage of Depot and the Centre itself.
    "The RCMP Heritage Centre is using fun, interactive technology to educate
visitors on the RCMP's remarkable history and its role in the development of
our country. We're really proud to support this campaign," said Ron McInnis,
Senior Vice President, TD Canada Trust. "The Protect and Preserve Campaign
will promote an important part of Canada's history including the RCMP's role
to police over 200 communities, serve as the country's federal police force
and represent Canada internationally."
    The success of the $10 million private sector Protect and Preserve
Campaign will further enhance the RCMP Heritage Centre through the development
of 8,000 square feet of additional exhibits, outdoor interpretive, educational
and public programming, and the completion of architectural elements all
intended to maximize the RCMP Heritage Centre visitor experience.
    "Since the inception and construction of the Centre, TD Bank Financial
Group has been a major supporter. We appreciate their commitment and belief in
the Centre and cannot thank them enough for their additional support and
generosity," said Cliff Baylak, President & CEO of the RCMP Heritage Centre.
"This gift will be critical to expanding our outdoor interpretive elements and
allowing visitors to learn more about the incredible heritage of the RCMP
Academy."

    RCMP Heritage Centre

    Designed by world-renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, the $40
million, 70,000 sq. ft. (6,503 m2) RCMP Heritage Centre is located on the
historic grounds of the RCMP Academy. The modern, interactive and experiential
Heritage Centre opened in late May 2007 and shares the distinctly Canadian
story of the RCMP with Canadians and the world.

    TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together

    Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the
three main areas of focus for TD's community giving. Flagship programs within
these areas include: TD Children's Hospital Fund; TD Friends of the
Environment Foundation; TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup; TD Canadian
Children's Book Week; TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership;
and the TD Summer Reading Club. With support from customers and employees, TD
is involved with a host of national, regional and local causes benefiting
diversity, arts and culture and other community programs. In 2008, TD donated
$35 million to more than 2,100 organizations across Canada.





For further information:

For further information: Karen Dackiw, Director of Development, RCMP
Heritage Centre, Regina, SK, T: (306) 522-7333, C: (306) 737-5101,
karen.dackiw@rcmphc.com, www.rcmpheritagecentre.com; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank
Financial Group, (416) 308-8597, gregory.harrison@td.com


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