Tilson addresses Museum Reception
Officially welcomes the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada
OTTAWA, ON – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, officially welcomed everyone in attendance at the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada reception on October 22, 2012.
The annual reception, held in the Speaker’s Lounge in the House of Commons, celebrated the ninth anniversary of the Alliance. The Alliance was created in 2003 to enhance the collaboration among its member institutions in the area of research, collections development, and education about the natural environment. Through its many efforts, the Alliance has safeguarded more than 19 million catalogued specimens of plants, animals, minerals, and fossils collected over 150 years.
Mr. Tilson congratulated the Alliance by saying, “I would like to applaud the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada and all of its 12 founding museums for their continued effort to highlight the rich diversity of life in Canada and around the planet. In honouring you, we also give homage to our natural history, which helps us to better understand and celebrate the richness and complexity of our environment.”