Media Advisory - Celebrate National Science and Technology Week October 17 - 26, 2008


    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - National Science and Technology Week
(NSTW) is a week-long series of exciting events taking place across Canada.
The theme this year is "Planet Earth" and aims to spark interest and curiosity
about our great planet!

    Celebrations in the Kootenay and Okanagan regions include:

    Fuelling the Economy of the Future
    October 24, 2008 (9:00 am - 2:30pm), 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna

    How can we meet the demands of the future? By harnessing the passion of
today's educators. This no-cost, forum style event is bringing together
teachers, professors and mentors to inspire enthusiastic minds; and to connect
educators, students, and industry.

    For more information, visit
and contact Carolyn Labun, UBC Okanagan School of Engineering at 250-807-8715

    Kootenay Contraption Contest
    October 15-November 7, 2008

    "If you looked into the future at 2030 what do see, what will we use and
what do you think we will need to keep Planet Earth safe and healthy?" is a
question the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) would like
your answer to. Design a contraption or a new technology and win cool prizes.
No entry fee and prizes for every school that enters with a Top Regional Prize
for each grade category (4-12). All submissions must be received by KAST no
later than 4:30 pm on November 7th at or by snail mail to:

    Kootenay Association for Science and Technology
    Box 119
    Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

    Winners will be announced November 17, 2008. For more information, visit or contact Terry Van Horn at 250-483-5052 or

    To view a complete listing of all events across Canada, visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Stephanie Leung, Communications
Coordinator, British Columbia Innovation Council, (604) 602-5249,

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