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P.S.A.'S · 12th October 2010
Northwest Science & Innovation
The 6th annual Community Science Celebration (CSC) in Terrace, Saturday October 16th 2010, culminates a week of science, technology and innovation activities taking place throughout your region.

The Celebration includes eye-popping science shows, demonstrations, challenges and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science every day.

Northwest Science & Innovation and NWCC are partnering to host Science World and profile local innovators for this day of science fun, exploration and celebration. Everyone is invited to this free family event! We are still looking for volunteers and if you are interested in helping with Kid’s Activities, please contact NSiS.

Science World to bring zany science celebrations to Terrace

Science World British Columbia is bringing its zany brand of science to Terrace from October 12 to 16! Terrace schools and the Northwest Community College will host Science World and profile local innovators for a week of science fun, exploration and celebration. School-based programs include Science World On the Road programming in local elementary and middle schools, and an Opening the Door networking event connecting young adults with local science and technology professionals to learn more about future career opportunities in science.

Everyone is invited to the Grand Finale Community Science Celebration on Saturday, October 16. This free family event is a community effort made possible through the efforts of the Northwest Science and Innovation Council, the Northwest Community College and a local coordinating committee of committed local leaders in science and technology.

“Through the Year of Science, the BC government wants to help families connect with the passion and exhilaration of scientific discovery, and profile the people and organizations who are bringing science to life in BC,” said Moira Stilwell, Advanced Education and Labour Market Development Minister. “These innovative community programs organized by Science World will help create a culture of innovation and research in BC that will inspire the development of new and improved goods and services demanded by the global marketplace.”

“We’re thrilled with the level of commitment and coordination the Province is providing through the Year of Science,” says Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO of Science World British Columbia. “With community collaborators and our school and partner connections throughout the province, Science World can provide dynamic experiences that make science fun and relevant to children, teens and parents in typical Science World style.”

“The Northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS) is excited to once again partner with Science World as part of the province’s Year of Science initiatives,” says Christine Slanz, Executive Director NSIS. “As an organization that is devoted to promoting and supporting science and technology events and activities targeted at students in the Northwest, we are pleased that the BC Ministry of Advanced Education has designated this school year as the Year of Science, recognizing the importance of science and technology education for our youth.”

"The Community Science Celebration has become a 'can't miss' activity that attracts over 2,000 people of all ages to our Terrace campus," said NWCC Interim President Cathay Sousa. “This year's Community Science Celebration is especially exciting for the College. The event supports the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's Year of Science initiative and the main Science World activities will take place in Waap Galts'ap— the College's beautiful new LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified longhouse."