Dare science everywhere in Québec! - 2016 Hydro-Québec Science Fair kicks off!

MONTREAL, March 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - This Thursday, many people responded the Réseau CDLS-CLS invitation and attended the official launch of the 2016 Hydro-Québec Science Fair at École secondaire Saint-Luc. From now until May, thousands of young people (6 to 20 years old) will explore science through different levels of competition: regional finals, Quebec provincial final, and the Canada Wide Science Festival.

Everyone in Quebec is encouraged to take down the date of the nearest Science Fair final and go see all the innovative projects presented by the next generation of scientists in the province.

" While attending some of the Science Fair local finals this past January, we had a preview of exhibitors' projects throughout Quebec schools. We are pleased with the work they have put in so far and the support they are receiving from their teachers! We are always surprised and proud to see what the exhibitors can accomplish! That is why the Réseau CDLS-CLS and the regional CLS (Conseil du Loisir Scientifique) are making a constant effort to promote and distribute quality scientific programs and products designed for the young generation'', says M. Roland Grand'Maison, Réseau CDLS-CLS Chief Executive Officer.

Science Fair: a valuable learning experience

Taking part in the Hydro-Québec Science Fair is a unique experience that goes beyond science.

"For 25 years now, Hydro-Québec has enthusiastically been supporting Expo-Sciences in order to encourage and guide young people in their scientific endeavors. The challenges to overcome and knowledge acquired throughout this adventure will no doubt be a benefit to them in the future'', said André Boulanger, President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie and Honorary Chairman of Expo-Sciences Hydro-Québec.

" One could think that the Science Fair is only about realizing a scientific project. However, as the spokesperson for the event for the fourth year, I can say that it goes beyond science. It's an annual meeting where memorable and long lasting friendships are made at every level of competition! " says Luc Langevin, illusionist and Hydro-Québec Science Fair national spokesperson

The experience continues!

Outstanding exhibitors at the regional finals will get the chance to participate in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec final 2016 in Sorel-Tracy (Montérégie) from the 22nd to 24th of April. 

Forty young exhibitors will also get the chance to represent the province at the Canada Wide Science Festival in Montreal from the 15th to the 20th of May.

Don't miss the 2016 edition

For more information about the Science Fair go to exposciences.qc.ca/en

Exclusive elements are also available on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you to the Science Fair's partners

The Hydro-Quebec Science Fair are coordinated by the Réseau CDLS-CLS and made possible thanks to the support of our presenting partner Hydro-Québec. This project is also financially supported by the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science, et de l'Innovation through the NovaScience program. Other national partners are: Merck Canada Inc. for the support of the experimentation side on the Science Fairs, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Science fair media partners La Presse+ and BLD Publications (Les Explorateurs, Les Débrouillards et Curium).

The Réseau CDLS-CLS thanks all the regional partners supporting the CLS across the province, and contributing to the success of the Hydro-Québec Science Fairs. A special thanks to everyone involved in the promotion of science to the young generation.

About the Réseau CDLS-CLS:

Through the regional Conseils du loisir scientifique, the Réseau CDLS-CLS is present everywhere in Québec and offers the following programs: Science Fair, Défis technologiques, Club des Débrouillards and Les Innovateurs à l'école. The Réseau CDLS-CLS also provides educational science kits to primary and high schools.

About NovaScience:

This program is designed to improve the understanding of science and technology by the youth and the public at large as well as to promote the emergence of the new generation of scientists.



Image with caption: "Left to right : M. Beaudoin Bergeron, Réseau CDLS-CLS board member, M. Ouali Fodil, conseiller – Relations avec le milieu chez Hydro-Québec et M. Roland Grand’Maison, directeur général du Réseau CDLS-CLS at the Mickael Santos-Kouchak’s stand from École secondaire Lucien-Pagé during the official launch and the Montreal Hydro-Québec Science fair regional final. (CNW Group/RÉSEAU CDLS-CLS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160310_C8343_PHOTO_EN_640757.jpg

For further information: Maude Péloquin, Communication officer, Tel : 514 252-3027 ext 3895 / Cell : 514 772-3460, mpeloquin@cdls.qc.ca; Andrée Peltier, Press officer, Tel : 514 846-0003 / Cell : 514 944-8689, apeltier@ca.inter.net


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