Thank you for your support!

Our thanks go to all our supporters and the special relationships that lead to their donations. Their contributions allow the museum to provide the community with outstanding exhibits and programs while preserving local history.

Make a Donation

Donations can be made in person or online via the link below:

Major Sponsors $50,000

  • Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Coastal Community Credit Union
  • Ed Yewchin
  • Four Rotary Clubs of Nanaimo including:
    • Lantzville
    • Nanaimo
    • Nanaimo Daybreak
    • Nanaimo North

Sponsors $5,000+

  • Shaw TV Nanaimo
  • Community Foundation
  • Rob’s Acid Staining
  • Great Canadian Casino
  • Thrifty Foods
  • RBC Foundation
  • Andreas Kunert
  • Flying Fish
  • Nanaimo 2002 BC Summer Games

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Jan Peterson for the continued donation of proceeds form her book A Place in Time.

Life Members

Life Membership is an honor not given lightly.  The Board of Directors bestows this title to members who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Nanaimo & District Museum Society.  We thank them all, both those we still see and those we remember.

  • Gino Sedola
  • Parker Williams
  • Art Leynard
  • Al and Flo Clemens
  • Ed Barraclough
  • Pamela Mar
  • Anne Royle
  • Daphne Paterson
  • Gavin Halkett
  • Lois Mottl
  • Ted Little
  • Elva Deno
  • Edward Lee
  • Mary Nightingale Leone
  • Don Sale
  • Bill Stannard
  • Alan Timberlake
  • Eric and Florence Williams
  • Barbara Cowling
  • Joyce Brookbank
  • Joyce Command
  • Mary Holmes

About the Endowment Fund

Thanks to the generosity of a special Nanaimo Museum member, the Nanaimo Museum established an Endowment Fund in 2008.

In the fall of 2007, Hilda John, long-time member, left a bequest of almost $85,000 for the museum in her will.  It is the single largest personal donation in the museum’s history.

The following year, a matching funds grant from the Vancouver Foundation’s Renaissance Fund doubled the endowment to $200,000.  The interest from this fund goes towards yearly development costs.

Jan Peterson, well-known author of Vancouver Island history, donates the proceeds from her book, A Place in Time, to the Endowment Fund. This generous act was in honour of the museum’s 2008 move to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Endowment Fund Donors

  • Estate of Hilda John
  • Vancouver Foundation Renaissance Fund
  • Jan Peterson (proceeds from A Place in Time)
  • Art Leynard
  • Leonard Krog