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Gravenhurst Waives Agreement For Surplus Splitting With Discovery Centre

Posted: 2021-07-30 07:13:08 By: thebay

Gravenhurst council provided a financial boost to the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre by waiving their current agreement on a one-time basis to split the surplus they have from the 2020 fiscal year.

John Miller of the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre submitted a comprehensive staff report to Gravenhurst Council as part of a request to waive the surplus sharing agreement.

"Traditionally the surplus is split 50/50," however Miller points out the surplus generated in 2020 is a direct result of emergency funding and wage subsidies to fund operating expenses.

Miller also discussed some of the new and exciting projects and exhibits being displayed at the Muskoka Discovery Centre this year.

Miller says, "as you know we are the community cultural hub. We offer engaging experiences for visitors and residents of Muskoka."

Included in the new exhibits are A Land of Nations: a non-indigenous culture and history of Muskoka and Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures - Indigenous presence in Muskoka for over 13,000 years. As well, Miller mentioned the Watershed Wonders, ASHMuskoka, and Muskoka Unlimited exhibits, among others.