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Celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial at the Ontario Science Centre with Canada 150: Discovery Way, a new installation that recounts the rich stories behind Canadian discoveries and innovations, and with The Energy Show, a new stage presentation that takes the Centre's iconic Electricity Demonstration to a shocking new level. To start its Canada 150 celebrations, the Ontario Science Centre is offering free general admission to the first 150 kids (ages 3-12) on January 1, 2017. Read more
The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre (LCSC) will be the host of a travelling exhibit for the next couple of months.
Canada: Day 1, will be in the Border City from Dec. 17 until March 25, 2017. The exhibit is on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, and has been travelling throughout Canada since 2013. Read more
The gift of science is being shared this Christmas season.
The Okanagan Science Centre is distributing 28 one-year family memberships.
“Twenty-two memberships are being distributed to families in need in Vernon as part of the Salvation Army Christmas hampers,” said Jim Swingle, OSC executive director.
“Six of the memberships were set aside for refugee families newly arriving in Vernon. Of those, four have been distributed.” Read more
A Sudbury, Ont. scientist who works at Science North has made the cut to be on the shortlist as Canada's next astronaut.
Olathe MacIntyre, a staff scientist at the science centre, is one of 100 people — out of a pool of nearly 4,000 applicants — who could be one of two Canadians to work on the International Space Station. Read more
NASA has loaned the museum a rock collected from the last mission to the moon, Apollo 17.
“It’s actually one of the biggest rocks that was brought back from the moon and then they chopped it up into all sorts of little pieces for different researchers to work on,” said Scott Young of the Manitoba Planetarium.
The exhibit opens on Wednesday and continues until the end of June. It will also feature a giant globe of the moon, used to train Apollo astronauts to navigate their missions. Read more
Sudbury Food Bank will be rolling into the holidays thanks to an in-kind donation from Science North – a van filled with donations collected by staff at the science centre.
Guy Labine, Science North CEO, presented the van to food bank executive director Dan Xilon on Friday.
“We are thrilled to receive this special gift from Science North today," Xilon said in a release. "The Science North team has always been a generous supporter of the (food bank) in many ways over the years. I guess you can say it’s a scientific fact that the spirit of giving is alive and well at Science North." Read more
It’s been a year since Exploration Place in Prince George partnered with the province’s flagship science centre to expand community science-based programming for kids in the North.
Science World in Vancouver has provided guides and studies for teachers and according to Exploration Place CEO Tracy Calogheros, the past 12 months have shown progress.
“We’ve worked together on a bunch of school programs that we’ve just rolled out through a new teacher’s guide here in the north, so we now have staff fully trained to deliver Science World school programming.” Read more
Roger Parent, Réalisations’ President and Head of Creation, is pleased to announce that Kees Van Draanen has returned to Réalisations as VP Finances and Administration to help in structuring the recent growth and development that the company is experiencing.
Kees has cumulated more than thirty years of experience working for cultural organizations based in Québec, Ontario and Europe in the fields of administration, human resources and finance.
After studies in History followed by diplomas in Accounting and Economics, Kees worked most notably for Cirque du Soleil as an administrative director from 1998 to 1993 in Canada and from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2005 in Europe. Upon his return to Canada in 2006, he consulted for the Palais Montcalm theatre to put into place its administrative structure. He then worked for Réalisations as its Director of Administration and Finances and afterwards worked with the Grand Ballets Canadiens and, most recently, with RIDEAU - an independent network of presenters of artistic events.
Kees’ experience is very welcomed as Réalisations prepares to deliver a series of projects in Canada, the US, Europe and in Asia in 2017.
“Closing the centre, it’s no question, we won’t be closing the centre,” he said.
Rather, he said the centre relies on membership fees to determine what type of equipment they can purchase and what activities they can offer.
“Within three months, our target is 2,000 and we’re getting up to the target,” the president said of their goal, noting that a number of memberships have been purchased since they began the campaign in October.
In order to reach their goal, Garwah said they have enlisted the help of a professional marketing team. Read more
After sitting for years vacant and neglected in Coronation Park, the stars have finally aligned for the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium.
The city and Telus World of Science have reached an agreement to restore the iconic building.
The property, which has been granted historic designation, will be renovated as an educational, reception and production space for the science centre, and will be also be rented out for small public events. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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