Friday, December 9, 2011

The Military Museums' Gala 2011 Success and CWMM Website Launch

How time flies! Canada West Military Museums has been busy, busy, busy over the past few months. A quick summary since our last blog post many months ago:

- The Military Museums' Gala was held on 29 October 2011, and was met with great success. The Gala was co-hosted by Canada West Military Museums and the Mountain Academy Society. The Mountain Academy Society has recently assumed a mission to support educational programming at The Military Museums. Over $100,000 was netted from the event. This money will go to support educational programming at The Military Museums. We are excited to announce that The Military Museums' Gala 2012 will be held on 3 November 2012 in Calgary. More details to follow early in the new year! Canada West will be supporting the Mountain Academy Society in the planning of Gala 2012.

- At long last, Canada West has launched its official website! You can find us at There you will find information about us and the Board of Directors, how to support and donate to Canada West, along with information on how to contact us.

In the new year, Canada West will be focusing on reaching out to military museums across the Land Force Western Area to get a sense of the issues that need attention in this community, including sustainability and succession planning for military museums. Do you have issues that you would like to explore with Canada West? We welcome your ideas and encourage you to visit to take a look at what we're about, and how to contact us.

Does your museum or organization have an interesting blog you think Canada West would be interested in? If so, let us know!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Silent Auction Items and Sponsorship - The Military Museums' Gala 2011

Planning for The Military Museums' Gala 2011 is well underway - keep visiting our website at for updated Gala information!

Sponsoring a table at the Gala is a great way to gain exposure for your company or organization. There are many different sponsorship levels available, including the opportunity to support our silent auction by donating an item or experience from your business. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please contact Martin Delaney at 403-612-2564 or Please contact Ashley Davis for more information about the Gala Silent Auction - she can be reached at 780-429-1016 or

CWMM is focused on ensuring the Gala is a success, with most of our time dedicated to planning and organization. We're still working on our website and hope to have it up and running in the fall. If you have ideas or feedback that you would like to pass on to CWMM regarding what should be featured on its website, or support it could provide to the military museum community, leave a blog comment or contact Ashley Davis at or by phone at 780-429-1016.

Check out our awesome invitation designed for The Military Museums' Gala 2011 - we are busy sending thousands of these out across the province and to our Museum friends across Canada and the world. If you would like to join The Military Museums' Gala 2011 mailing list and receive a copy of our invitation in the mail, please contact

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Military Museums' Gala 2011

CWMM is a new non-profit charitable organization that is excited to be supporting The Military Museums (TMM) and its education programs. To raise funds in support of TMM's education programs, CWMM is proudly hosting The Military Museums' Gala on 29 October, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta. This is a really unique opportunity to connect with your Calgary clients, partners and friends.

Please visit for more information regarding the Gala. The Gala website is also the place to purchase tickets and corporate sponsorship packages.

The education programs at TMM hosted over 10,000 students in 2010, and participation was up by 57% in the first quarter of 2011. The education programs at TMM are growing and would really benefit from your support. Enjoy the pageantry and color of Alberta's military community at an evening that will include cocktails, dinner and dancing, along with a VIP Room for our corporate sponsors - all while supporting a great cause!

This is the first of many posts that will contain information that we hope is useful and relevant to the military museum community in Western Canada. If you have suggestions or ideas for future posts, or have an event or topic that you would like us to blog about, please leave a comment. CWMM is also working on launching its really unique and useful website where you will be able to contact us directly, so stay tuned!