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January 19, 2017

Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation kicks off sesquicentennial celebrations

VANCOUVER. Thursday January 19, 2017. The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation kicked off its sesquicentennial celebrations today in Vancouver at the launch of the Innovation150 project.

The Corporation is spearheading the Innovation150 project’s digital storybook, which aims to collect crowdsourced tales of Canadian innovation and ingenuity. The digital platform, which can be found at www.innovation150.ca, invites you to read stories of Canadian innovation, as well as add your own to help build an interactive storybook of Canadian science, technology, and innovation.

Innovation150 is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative for 2017, under the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Innovation150 project partners are:

  • Perimeter Institute
  • Actua
  • Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo
  • Canadian Association of Science Centres
  • Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

The storybook is part of Innovation150, a nationwide partnership led by the Perimeter Institute that celebrates Canada’s innovative past, and promotes ideas and ingenuity that will help propel our future. Online, Canadians can browse resources and participate in exciting contests, and engage in person with cross-country travelling exhibitions, major festivals, and more.

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“The 150th anniversary of Confederation provides opportunities for Canadians and their communities to come together and celebrate our achievements and our place in the world. I invite all Canadians across the country to take part in the Innovation150 project’s digital storybook, highlighting our outstanding talents in science, technology and innovation fields.”
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“As we kick off a year of celebrations for Canada’s sesquicentennial, we invite all Canadians to take part in putting pen to paper – or in this modern world, keyboard to web platform – to help recount the great tales of Canadian ingenuity and innovation. The web platform will live on, far beyond this anniversary year of celebration, as new generations of Canadians share their stories of today and tomorrow.”
- Alex Benay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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Media Contact:

Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation 
Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
613-410-5943
cboutin@techno-science.ca

About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada’s only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three Museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation’s mandate is to preserve Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians’ daily lives. To learn more, visit techno-science.ca.

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