Over the past three years, our Foundation has supported the work of Eamonn Doorly, the Museum’s Boatbuilder, and Dr. Shane Theunissen, his partner from Mount St Vincent University. Together they have developed a program we call “Building Boats, Changing Lives”.
For a number of years, our Foundation worked behind the scenes with the Maritime Museum and the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to encourage the Province to restore CSS Acadia, Canada’s first purpose-built hydrographic vessel and a National Historic Site.
In 2015 we partnered with Cunard and the Maritime Museum to create the Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Courage and Creativity, which we award each year to an extraordinary individual who demonstrates the world-changing vision, courage and creativity exemplified by Samuel Cunard.
In 2014, our Foundation joined with a community group committed to celebrating the stories of vererans from the African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaw, and Acadian communities and women, whose brave and patriotic contributions have often been ignored and rendered invisible in our collective memory.