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October 20, 2009 For immediate release

Connecting Youth, Science and Technology
Canada Science and Technology Museum Foundation announces Science and Tech Soirée

Ottawa – Canadian opera sensation Julie Nesrallah joined Foundation Executive Director John Bouza, Canada Science and Technology Museum Director General Claude Faubert and University of Ottawa science student Maria Merziotis today to unveil the details of the Science & Tech Soirée: The Magic of the Museum.

Funds raised during this inaugural event will give an opportunity to Canada’s future generations to discover the exciting world of science and technology, whether through the Foundation’s Youth Fund, which brings students attending schools serving communities with socio-economic challenges to Museum programs, or through the Museum’s EDUKITs, which provide access to first-class science education to students from coast to coast to coast. Each kit delivers – right to the teachers’ door – the information, activity plans and materials needed to carry out a comprehensive series of lessons on a variety of topics.

The Science and Tech Soirée, to be held April 22, 2010 in the exhibition halls of the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, will be both an elegant evening and an interactive experience for those who love to see science and technology in action. ‘‘Philanthropic patrons will enjoy cocktails, an excellent meal, auctions, lots of interaction with friends and colleagues, and experience the Magic of the Museum – all for the great cause of helping the Museum reach more Canadian youth,’’ said Greg Mumford, Chair of the Science and Tech Soirée Executive Committee.

’’I truly believe that the Museum has an important role to play. It stimulates curiosity, encourages learning, and fosters future generations who have an appreciation and a love for science and technology.’’ said biomedical student Maria Merziotis, national Sanofi-Aventis Biotalent Challenge winner in 2008.
Leading voices in science and business are lending their support by participating as honorary committee members, as well as contributing to numerous volunteer committees to organize this very special evening.

Contacts

John Bouza
Canada Science and Technology Museum Foundation
613-949-8051
foundation@technomuses.ca

Kelly Ray
Canada Science and Technology Museum
613-949-5732
kray@technomuses.ca