Shoreline Self Advocates donate to Have a Seat Campaign

The Museum is thrilled to announce the Bruce Shoreline Self Advocates (BSSA) group has selected the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre as the recipient of their annual donation. The group has purchased a seat in the Museum’s 108-seat theatre as part of our popular Have a Seat Campaign and for their donation will receive an engraved seat plaque on their seat of choice.

Front row: (R) Terri Johnston and Maria Canton, Museum Development Officer, (2nd row L-R) Tim Garrod & Rachael Arnold; (Back Row L-R) Cindy Collins, Kathy Pantin & Melissa Oettigrew (staff advisor) (absent: Tyler Schwass & Deanna McGillivray)


“It’s exciting that the Bruce Shoreline Self Advocates (BSSA) group has decided to make a donation to the Museum’s Have a Seat Campaign,” said Maria Canton, BCM&CC Development Officer. “The bonus of donating to this campaign is the seat plaque means you can recognize your group, or if it’s for an individual you can name them.”

The Bruce Shoreline Self Advocates has seven members who meet every other week at the Community Living office in Port Elgin to discuss issues, ideas and how they can advocate for people with disabilities to help them live their best life.

“We stand up for those who can’t speak for themselves,” said Terri Johnston, BSSA member. For more information on the group and the important work they do, please email

For more information on the Have a Seat Campaign, please contact the Museum at or call 519-797-2080.