The Consulate General of Malta to Canada coordinates a resource donation to the Maltese-Canadian museum and archive centre

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 02, 2020
 
Maltese-Canadians are very proud to have a sizeable Museum and Archives Centre with a large quantity of Maltese Community artifacts and documentation with an Archive Centre and Library.  This Maltese-Canadian institution is situated at the Auditorium of the St. Paul The Apostle Complex in a neighbourhood known as Malta Village in the heart of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

September 2020 marks the 90th Anniversary from the establishment of the Maltese-Canadian Parish of St Paul The Apostle in Toronto.  The Consulate General of the Republic of Malta to Canada in cooperation with the same Parish wanted to commemorate this milestone event for all Maltese-Canadians with a number of initiatives during this period – September 2020 - 2021. 

The first initiative is a resource donation to the Maltese-Canadian Museum & Archive Centre.  Following a preparatory meeting held last year a list of needs was compiled and the Consulate General worked on compiling the items through sponsorships.  The donation consists of manikins to display traditional Maltese costumes; a filing cabinet, an exhibit display unit, a laminator and many files with all the necessary accessories.  Furthermore, a supply of acid-free paper to be used in the preservation of old newspaper documents, old photographs and other biodegradable items.  The combined donation amounts to CAN$3,000 and has been provided as sponsorship by three companies in Malta.

The Consul General of the Republic of Malta to Canada, Dr Raymond C. Xerri presented this donation to the Curator of the Maltese-Canadian Museum & Archive Centre, Richard S. Cumbo, in the absence of the Chairman, Pastor Fr Mario Micallef, and in the presence of the Museum Board members.   Consul General Dr Xerri, in a short speech spoke about the importance of such an institution to provide witness to present and future Maltese-Canadian generations and preserve the special bond between Malta and Canada. Curator Cumbo thanked the efforts of Consulate General of Malta to Canada and Consul General Dr Xerri for this much welcomed and timely initiative.

The entrance to the Auditorium of the St. Paul The Apostle Complex in a neighbourhood known as Malta Village in Toronto.

A sign with the wording Malta Village at the Auditorium of the St. Paul The Apostle Complex in Toronto, Canada.

Sign on the entrance of the Maltese-Canadian Museum & Archive Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Consul General Dr Raymond C. Xerri presenting a donation to the Curator of the Maltese-Canadian Museum & Archive Centre.