Recognition & Tributes

The Danish Canadian Museum works diligently to establish itself as an accredited institution. We are proud to be recognized for our efforts in creating a cultural center honouring Danish Canadian heritage.

Notable achievements include:

2017 Wynn McLean Rural Tourism Champion Award (Alberta)

2016 Heritage Recognition Award (City of Red Deer & Red Deer County)

David Thompson Country – Community Tourism Award 2005 (this award was quite significant as it had been previously awarded to the City of Red Deer, the City of Ponoka – Ponoka Stampede, the Town of Sylvan Lake and many other towns and cities. The Museum was the first stand-alone site to be recognized for outstanding service to tourism in Central Alberta)

Alberta Museums Association [AMA] – Recognized Museum certification – 2007 – 2012; then recertified 2012 – 2017

Canadian Museums Association [CMA] – Certification – 1988

Red Deer County and City of Red Deer – Heritage Recognition Award – 2006

Alberta Museums Association – 2007 – Declaration of Commitment to Excellence

Legislative Assembly of Alberta – congratulations for 2007 Award under Museum Excellence Program

Member of Parliament [Earl Dreeshen MP] – recognition of Thomsen Pioneer Cabin – 2009

Canadian e-tourism award for “Best User Generated Content and Best Innovative Use of Technology. The former website was launched in 2009/on the website for Canadian e-tourism awards it is listed as an award given in 2010/the award was actually presented in the spring of 2011.