**Canadian Military Education Centre Museum
Chilliwack’s Canadian Military Education Centre Museum (CMEC Museum), is to close on 14 September, 2015. The museum building on Petawawa Road, on the former military Base Chilliwack, within the Canada Education Park is now required for other occupants in the Spring of 2016. Therefore, the old Clothing Stores building, which has been used by the museum, but is owned by Chilliwack’s City CEPCO, will be vacated by CMEC by the end of October.
The CMEC Museum regrets the loss of our exhibit location,and the circumstances for this decision, but the search for alternative suitable sites to exhibit the extensive CMEC military displays is ongoing.
CMEC is a non- profit association of several scores of very enthusiastic, passionate collectors, restorers, re-enactors and military exhibitor members. With the support of CEPCO, the CMEC Museum has been provided with the former Base Clothing Stores building to exhibit their extensive displays of military vehicles, weapons and other military artifacts since 2008. During this seven plus years, the Museum has received more than 25,000 visitors to view the displays and for younger and really interested visitors there was always the opportunity to climb in and on several vehicles.
The CMEC Museum has lived up to its motto of “Preserve, Honour and Educate” by also providing group and student tours year round, but especially in the Remembrance month period, with the emphasis on educating Canadians and honouring veterans and the role they have played in building our Canada!
The CMEC Association will remain active and will attempt to provide museum displays where ever possible. The Web Site will also remain active.