Save the Dionne Home - birthplace of the Quints!
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The Dionne homestead and related artifacts are an important historical and cultural asset belonging to the City of North Bay and its citizens and is a huge part of the city's heritage.
The purpose of this petition is to appeal to the North Bay Mayor and City Council to preserve the homestead and to keep it in North Bay. We appeal to the Mayor and Council to begin the process of ensuring that the Dionne homestead and its associated artifacts are designated a heritage property under the Ontario Heritage Act.
An appropriate property to re-locate the Dionne homestead should be found within the City of North Bay, preferably at the North Bay Waterfront and in close proximity to the Discovery North Bay Museum.
The City should operate the homestead as a museum in order to promote an understanding and respect for the property and for the Dionne Quintuplets, along with their historical and cultural significance to the City of North Bay, to the Province of Ontario and indeed, to the whole of Canada.
The City of North Bay should assume all operating and maintenance costs of the Dionne home. A suitable lessor may assume the operation and maintenance of the home, provided it remains within the City of North Bay and provided that its value as a heritage property and museum is recognized and respected.
This petition is for the benefit of all citizens of North Bay, past, present and future, as well as for all members of the public who shall visit the museum.
This is a tremendous opportunity for the City of North Bay, for its tourism industry and for its children and citizens, who can all benefit and learn from the history and stories of the Dionne homestead and Quintuplets. They are so very much a part of the city's cultural fabric and historical tourism identity.
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