RCMP Heritage Centre Welcomes New CEO



    Robin Etherington to bring 25 plus years of experience to the role

    REGINA, March 23 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the RCMP Heritage
Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Etherington as
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23, 2009. Ms.
Etherington brings over 25 years of professional cultural and heritage
experience including work with international, national and provincial museums.
    "Robin's depth of experience in cultural services and her proven track
record of impressive accomplishments will be an excellent addition to the
Centre," said Janet Wightman, Chair of the Board of the RCMP Heritage Centre.
"The fresh perspective that Robin brings to this role and the importance she
puts on sharing the RCMP's story with visitors will help build out the reach
of the Centre," added Wightman.
    "The Mounties are an iconic Canadian symbol and an internationally
recognized police force. I am excited and honoured that I will have the
opportunity to work for RCMP Heritage Centre and help share the history of
this remarkable and exceptionally important organization with Canadians and
international visitors alike," noted Ms. Etherington.
    Ms. Etherington holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies as well as an
M.A. in Language and Professional Writing. She is a recipient of the Canadian
Museums Associations Award for Outstanding Achievement. Her past experience
has included progressively senior roles in the field of culture and heritage
including work with the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the Glenbow
- Alberta Institute and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

    About the RCMP Heritage Centre

    For the past 135 years, the RCMP has been an integral part of Canada's
historical and cultural landscape, helping to form and protect our great
nation and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. The
RCMP Heritage Centre opened on May 23, 2007 to share the RCMP story with the
world. Located on the grounds of the RCMP Academy, 'Depot' Division - the
story of the RCMP is appropriately told where Cadets are trained and the story
begins.
    Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building designed by
world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the RCMP Heritage Centre tells the
story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and
engaging programming and tours.
    It's a great Canadian story. It's our story. A story that is still being
written.






For further information:

For further information: Robin Etherington, President & CEO, RCMP
Heritage Centre, 5907 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 0P4,
robin.etherington@rcmphc.com, (306) 522-7333 Ext 3011

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