HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - IMP Group International Inc. has announced that it is donating $1 million to the New Discovery Centre. The gift will support unique programming and an exciting new permanent exhibit - The IMP Aerospace Flight Gallery.
Visitors and students will learn how to build aircraft, how to fly aircraft, how the principles of flight work, and how to maintain and repair aircraft through exciting new interactive exhibits and simulators, facilitated and operated by the team at the New Discovery Centre.
"IMP Aerospace is a key business unit of IMP Group International Inc. We employ many aerospace engineers and technicians maintaining and upgrading avionics, hydraulics, airframe and dynamic components for fixed and rotary wing aircraft for military and commercial end-users. These are just a few of the exciting career opportunities right here in Nova Scotia," said Ken Rowe, Executive Chairman, IMP Group International Inc. "We look forward to our long-term partnership with the New Discovery Centre as we create awareness, educate, and develop interest in aerospace for our young minds throughout the province."
"Ken Rowe's leadership and the commitment of his team at IMP Group to encourage and support our next generation of aerospace professionals is truly inspirational, said Dov Bercovici, President and CEO of the Discovery Centre. "This kind of investment in the New Discovery Centre speaks to a profound commitment to education and to nurturing our bright minds that will lead us forward and generate the progress we should be demanding as a province."
IMP Group International Inc., established in 1967, and proudly headquartered in Halifax, is focused on global sustainable growth with over 4,500 experienced people delivering service, quality, and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace & defence, aviation, healthcare, information services, hospitality, and property development.
About the Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre, a 30-year old not-for-profit charitable organization, brings STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to life through fun interactive learning experiences.
About the reDiscovery Campaign
The reDiscovery Campaign seeks to raise $20 million to build a new unique state-of-the-art Discovery Centre in the Nova Scotia Power Building on the Halifax waterfront.
SOURCE IMP GROUP LTD.
Image with caption: "Image rendering of what will be the IMP Aerospace Gallery at the New Discovery Centre. This gallery features a deconstructed airplane, flight simulators, and interactive exhibits. Photo provided by: Discovery Centre. (CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160923_C7040_PHOTO_EN_780322.jpg
Image with caption: "Image rendering of the New Discovery Centre, set to open at 1215 Lower Water Street in early 2017. Photo provided by: Discovery Centre. (CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160923_C7040_PHOTO_EN_780324.jpg
For further information: Stephen Plummer, Group President & CEO, IMP Group International Inc., (902) 453-2400