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The Ultimate Comfort System
Meets the Ultimate Comfort Challenge COAD Plumbing, Heating and Air & Lennox give HMCS Ojibwa new lungs (PORT BURWELL, ON) - COAD PLUMBING HEATING and AIR is sure HMCS Ojibwa is a cool submarine and it will stay that way thanks to the St. Thomas-area Dave…
Website Visitors Continue to Impress
As small museum websites go, we are proud to say that ours certainly has an enviable record when it comes to visitors. So far this year, 17,142 individuals have visited 25,995 times and took in 95,456 page views. Our biggest day so far this year was Saturday,…
HMCS OJIBWA's Amateur Radio Club Goes Global
The amateur radio club aboard HMCS OJIBWA is gearing up for the MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND EVENT hosted this year by The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station. This is a big weekend for those in the amateur radio world and so far 103 museum ships and boats have signed up already to partake in this marathon exercise in global relations. OJIBWA club member and team leader Trevor Taylor and his group have been working hard at getting the new amateur radio club up and running and everyone is really looking forward to this weekend...
Sea Cadet Corps 272 Ojibwa on the Real Thing
There is nothing like the real thing. That is what members of the Ojibwa Sea Cadet Corps from Etobicoke found out on Saturday when they visited the retired Canadian Cold War submarine HMCS Ojibwa in Port Burwell. 23 excited cadets and seven officers of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, named to honour HMCS Ojibwa, arrived at the submarine around 10:30 in the morning ready to explore and lend a hand to making the submarine ready for tours.
Ojibwa Staff on Liberation Tour
Bonds forged almost seventy years ago are being reinforced by The Frank Graham Cycle Liberation Tour. Formal ceremonies marked by the governments of Canada and the Netherlands came to an end with the 65th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland in 2010 as…
Minnan-Wong Endorses Project Ojibwa
Councillor Minnan-Wong was impressed by the employment and economic opportunities flowing into the community as a result of the project. He indicated that he saw the Ojibwa as appropriate to receive funding from the Green Lane Trust whose funds are provided by the City of Toronto for distribution to worthy projects.
Museum Responds to Concerns over $8 Million
Dear Sir, Regarding your article, "Project Ojibwa cost hits $8 million" in your January 30 edition, I would like to reassure the people of Bayham and the region that Project Ojibwa is not only progressing well and on track for the planned opening this summer, but is also seeing signs of an extremely busy tourist season ahead...
Draft Chapter of Project Ojibwa Story _The Grant that Disappeared
The Executive Director of the Elgin Military Museum, Ian Raven, and the Project Coordinator for Project Ojibwa, Dan McNeil (RAdm retd), are in the process of writing a book: "HMCS Ojibwa - Canada's Cold War Go Boat". This is an initial draft of one of the chapters. HOW DND FEDERAL BUREAUCRATS LOST THE ELGIN MILITARY MUSEUM ONE AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS OF FEDERAL FUNDING - A Part of the PROJECT OJIBWA Story
Ojibwa Officially Home!
The stern of Ojibwa passes into the fenced compound that will be her new home. After a long day travelling the last 400 meters, Ojibwa arrived on her permanent foundations shortly after 7:00 pm tonight. The journey took longer than anticipated as Mammoet…
Ojibwa Move on Daily Planet Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm
Be sure to watch the Discovery Channel program Daily Planet on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm EST. The show will feature the move and offload of Ojibwa. The Daily Planet crew spent several days in Port Burwell filming for the episode and got some spectacular…
First pictures of Ojibwa on land
Check out Ojibwa's first pictures on land.
Mark Your Mail
Canada Post has created a unique method to honour the arrival of HMCS Ojibwa in Port Burwell. Starting Thursday, November 22nd, all mail sent from the Port Burwell Post Office will bear this special mark. While all mail from the Port Burwell area goes through…
We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers for their time and dedication to the museum all year and for the arrival of Ojibwa. Please join us on December 15th 2pm-4pm at the Elgin Military Museum. We look forward to seeing you!…
70th Anniversary Dieppe
Today, The Elgin Military Museum looks back in sorrow in memory of the 70th Anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe, August 19, 1942 and to those who lost their life that day or were condemned to years of hardship as prisioners of war and a lifetime of anguish.…
Museum Receives Grant from St. Thomas
During recent budget meetings, the St. Thomas City Council approved a grant of $8,422 to the Elgin Military Museum for operating expenses. This grant represents a $1,000 increase over last year to match the funds received from the Province. The…
Elgin Book of Remembrance on Royal Train
A faded photo, a newspaper clipping from the past; faces of those for whom Lest We Forget was ...
Aussies Request Info About Holzminden
Recently, we were approached to assist with background information for a screen play regarding the notorious prisoner of war camp at Holzminden ...
Old Elgin Band Donates
2011 marked the end of over a century of military music in Elgin County ...
Have You Heard the One About the Kangaroo?
And you thought our connection to elephants was unusual, 'well, wait till I tell you'!
Museum Wins Community Service Award
The Elgin Military Museum's booth won the Community Service Award at the recent St. Thomas Home Show.
Model Ships Works of Art
The Museum has a fine collection of model ships that have been handmade by exceptionally talented craftsmen.