Governor General of Canada Becomes Patron of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

OTTAWA, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada has agreed to be the Patron of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation for the duration of his vice-regal term.

The Museum is pleased that the Governor General has accepted to become Patron of an institution whose vision is to inspire all Canadians to engage with their scientific and technological past, present and future.

"We share with His Excellency the same understanding of the importance of education and innovation to Canada's future," says Denise Amyot, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. "Every day at our museums, and across the country online and through travelling exhibitions, we inspire Canada's youth to engage with the rich cultural connections among science, technology and society.

As stated in his installation speech on October 1, 2010, Governor General Johnston's vision for Canada is for a Smart and Caring Nation where it is essential to support families and children, to reinforce learning and innovation, and to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation comprises three Ottawa-based museums: the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum, all of which boast a rich and varied collections of Canada's scientific and technological heritage as well as exhibit and interpret current and future discoveries and innovation.

SOURCE Canada Science and Technology Museum

For further information:

Kelly Ray
Media and Public Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
613-949-5732
kray@technomuses.ca

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