Ontario Science Centre presents the 'Ontario Science Centre Award for Innovation in Mas' at Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival

TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Science Centre will be dancing to the rhythm of Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival through its continued partnership with the annual celebration of Caribbean culture. In addition to programming at the Centre and at various sites throughout the Carnival, the Centre will be presenting, for the fourth year, the coveted Ontario Science Centre Award for Innovation in Mas for the most innovative Carnival costume.

"Many people may not make the direct link between science and the festival," said Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre, "but mathematics and physics inform the musical rhythms and the mechanics behind the costumes. The Science Centre is excited to partner with Scotiabank's Caribbean Carnival with our fourth annual Ontario Science Centre Award for Innovation in Mas."

The Ontario Science Centre Award for Innovation in Mas will recognize innovation in costume design at the celebration which is widely known for its vibrant and dazzling costumes. The Award will shine a light on the intricate art and scientific merit of costume design by honouring the engineers of these creative masterpieces.

About the Ontario Science Centre:
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 46 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

Social Media Links:
Twitter.com @OntScienceCtr OR #ScienceNOW

Image with caption: "Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre and Laura Albanese, MPP York South-Weston at the kickoff of the 2013 Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto season (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130521_C8606_PHOTO_EN_26947.jpg

SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre

For further information:

Media contacts:

Christine Crosbie, Media Relations Officer 
Ontario Science Centre
416-696-3191 Cell: 416-895-5482

Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer
Ontario Science Centre


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