MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - A successful fundraising event was held in town on Thursday evening at the Montréal Science Centre. The 18th annual Celebration of Science, hosted by Edith Cochrane, gathered more than 300 guests who came to support the educational mission of the second largest institution of its kind in Canada.
The money raised will be used to renew the popular Science 26 exhibition as well as offer free access to several hundred disadvantaged families.
"Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to inaugurate what promises to be a world-class permanent exhibition in November 2019," said Isabel Dansereau, Executive Director of the Science Centre Foundation.
Canada Lands Company keeps its promise
Canada Lands Company, which manages the Science Centre, took the opportunity to present a check for $1.5 million, fulfilling a promise made at the previous edition event to double the funds collected in 2018.
"Last year, I launched an ambitious challenge to the guests in attendance and the Science Centre teams. Tonight, I am pleased to announce that the challenge has been met. So, it is with great pride that I present this cheque in support of the Science Centre's important mission, " said Jocelyne Houle, Chair of the Board of Directors of Canada Lands Company.
About the Science Centre Foundation
Since its inception in 2001, the Science Centre Foundation has raised funds to help ensure that future generations can discover, understand and embrace science and technology.
About the Montréal Science Centre
With more than 750,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is dedicated to science and technology. It is characterized by its accessible, interactive approach and its showcasing of local innovation and know-how. Its partners are Volvo, Telus and La Presse+.
About Canada Lands Company
Canada Lands Company Limited (CLC) is a self-financing federal Crown corporation in which the Government of Canada is the sole shareholder. Its mission is to obtain the best economic and community value from former government properties. CLC is also a recognized leader in attraction management. It operates the CN Tower in Toronto, the Old Port of Montréal, the Montréal Science Centre and Downsview Park in Toronto. For more information, visit www.clc.ca.
SOURCE Montreal Science Centre
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