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TD Canada Trust donates $500K to Wanuskewin Heritage Park

TD Canada Trust makes a half-million dollar donation to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Thundering Ahead renewal project. Brice Perkiins / Global News

Another donor has made a major contribution to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Thundering Ahead renewal project.

TD Canada Trust made a half-million dollar commitment to the $40 million campaign on Saturday.

The funds will pay for renovations to the ampitheatre.

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The donation will also help support youth education, environmental sustainability and indigenous arts and culture.

Part of the renewal project includes re-introducing a bison herd to the plains.

“It’s incredible, the fact that we are going to have a herd of bison in an urban setting,” Ryan Barclay, the Saskatchewan district vice-president for TD Canada Trust, said about the renewal project.

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“It’s also going to be an opportunity for youth to come and learn about the history of Saskatchewan.”

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The park hopes to gain a world heritage designation through UNESCO and build on its existing status as a national historic site.

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