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Museum Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
on Weekdays &
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
on Weekends!
Doors close at 4:45pm.
We are closed on
some holidays

Annual General Meeting

Click here for 2015's Annual Report. Included is the proposed agenda for April 28, 2016's AGM.

Click here for 2014's Annual Report


Click here to get our March 2016 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our February 2016 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our January 2016 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our December 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our November 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our October 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our September 2015 meeting minutes!

NOTICE: August 2015 meeting was cancelled.

NOTICE: There was no July 2015 meeting.

Click here to get our June 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our May 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our April 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our March 2015 meeting minutes!

Click here to get our February 2015 meeting minutes!

NOTICE: January 2015 meeting was cancelled.



The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is a charitable organization governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors consisting of:

  • Joe Brown - Director
  • Shawn Bugden - Director
  • Kevin Campbell - Chairman
  • Ron Cram - Director
  • Brian Fransen - Vice President
  • Chris Leach - Director
  • Ted Nelson - Secretary / Treasurer
Mission Statement

"Dedicated to excellence in fossil preservation, research and learning experiences."

Statement of Purpose

The primary purpose of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (here-after referred to as 'the Centre') is to support local initiatives in the field of Paleontology and related earth sciences. The Centre's purpose is to search and excavate, document, collect, preserve, research and study, provide public exhibitions, educate, and interpret fossil and geological specimens including prehistoric environments primarily from the Manitoba Escarpment as well as (including) surrounding areas and related geological formations. This will include all types of fossils from the Pierre Shale and or any other fossil-bearing strata of this area or related formations elsewhere in Manitoba and Canada.

The second purpose of the Centre will be the acquisition of and conservation of properties with fossil-bearing strata, along the Manitoba Escarpment. This will enable the Centre to preserve and conserve fossiliferous areas ensuring the opportunity for future research and achievement of the Centre's purpose as part of Canada's heritage.

A third purpose will be the provision of support for the Paleontological/geological exploration and research of potential fossil-bearing properties along the Manitoba Escarpment or related formations outside of Manitoba.

It will be the policy of the Centre to encourage collaboration with any individual or group, organization, university, school, museum or other institute of research in any manner within the above noted areas of interest, consistent with sound principles of scientific research and program/museum development.

The Centre will work closely with landowners whose generous provision of access to their land has allowed the Centre to successfully achieve its primary purpose. If the production of bentonite mining is to resume, the Centre will encourage working with new potential mining companies to coincide with its primary purpose.

The Centre will accept donations of services, money, time or talents from interested citizens. The Centre believes many people have information or abilities that can be valuable in securing new fossil specimens or in supporting the Centre's programs and operations.

The Centre's Statement of Purpose may be amended only on the recommendation of the Board of Directors, by a majority of the members present at the annual meeting or at a meeting of members called for that purpose.


Governance Documents

 — By–Laws & Policies — PDF

 — Strategic Plan 2015 — PDF