/R E P E A T -- Visit the Electrium during March break: you'll discover things that'll make your hair stand on end!/



    MONTREAL, Feb. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electrium, Hydro-Québec's
electricity interpretation centre, has a special lineup of activities planned
for the March break.

    Build an electricity distribution network with Envirovolt

    From March 2 to 6, 2009, in addition to the usual guided tours, check out
the Electrium's newest game: Envirovolt. Designed for children between 9 and
14 years of age, Envirovolt is both fun and educational. With the help of an
activity leader, players build an electricity distribution network while
following sustainable development principles of environmental conservation,
social progress and cost-effectiveness.
    The Envirovolt workshops last about two hours and run from Monday to
Friday, starting at 10:00 a.m.
    All day long, children and their families will discover electricity's
many aspects: its role in the human body, how electricity gets from the power
station to your home, the origin of lightning, the secrets of electric eels,
how the earth's magnetic field works and much more.
    Younger children can enjoy a face-painting workshop, offered every day
from noon to 4:00 p.m.
    Quizzes, draws and attendance prizes are also on the menu.

    All activities are free.

    Electrium opening hours during March break:
    Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday, March 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    The Electrium is located in Sainte-Julie, Exit 128 off Highway 30, in the
Montérégie region.
    For information call 450 652-8977 or 1 800 267-4558, or go to
www.hydroquebec.com/visit.




For further information:

For further information: Hydro-Québec: Louis-Olivier Batty, Press
Officer - Media Team, (514) 289-4214, batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca; Press
room: http://www.hydroquebec.com/media


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