CAPP Supports Ambitious Celebration of Confederation

May 1, 2014
Mark O’Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History (right) and David Collyer, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Mark O’Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History (right) and David Collyer, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Photo Patrick Woodbury, LeDroit.

Later this year, the Canadian Museum of History will present a major special exhibition on the birth of Canadian Confederation, and will begin launching a diverse program of events and activities across the country leading up to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. This ambitious program would not be possible without the generous support of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

“I cannot overstate the importance of this support from CAPP for the Museum,” says Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. “We will be able to present a far richer, more nuanced view of Confederation, as well as many other major events and people that have shaped our national identity.”

CAPP will be the National Presenting Sponsor of the exhibition, 1867, which will explore the social, cultural, economic and demographic factors that caused the colonies of British North America to evolve into the Dominion of Canada between 1840 and 1867. The exhibition will be presented at the Canadian Museum of History from November 2014 to September 2015.

Travelling versions of the exhibition will bring the story to communities across Canada. “We’re proud to be supporting 1867 and other exhibitions and programming at Canada’s national museum of history,” says CAPP president Dave Collyer. “It reflects our commitment to helping Canadians reflect on, and take pride in our nation’s rich history and many accomplishments.”

CAPP will also be Official Partner for the Museum’s exciting line-up of special exhibitions and programs until the end of 2018. The five-year sponsorship has a value of $1 million – making it one of the largest sponsorships in the history of the Museum.

Supporting Diverse Exhibitions

CAPP represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil, and are a key part of a national industry with annual revenues of about $100 billion.

As the Museum’s Official Partner until 2018, CAPP will support special exhibitions on the Empress of Ireland tragedy, the legacy of E. P. Taylor, Windfields Farm and Northern Dancer, snow and other exhibitions yet to be developed. These diverse and groundbreaking exhibitions will be unique opportunities for Canadians to reflect upon their past, understand their present, and imagine their future.

This partnership with the Museum demonstrates CAPP’s continuing support for Canada’s arts, culture and heritage institutions. CAPP has formed similar partnerships with the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and with community and cultural organizations across the country.

Please contact Jean-Charles D’Amours, Director, Major Gifts and Sponsorships, at 819-776-8272 or