OTTAWA, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver remarks at the first annual National Science and Innovation Gala, hosted by the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7 p.m.
The Gala will also be host to the first-ever STEAM Horizon Awards, honouring the achievements of young Canadian innovators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). For more information, visit https://steamhorizonawards.ca/.
For this year's celebration, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be transformed into a steampunk laboratory. Guests will travel back in time to the 19th-century steam era as they experience a mashup of Victorian fashion, steam-powered technology and futuristic innovation.
The Governor General is the patron of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporations.
About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada's only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation's mandate is to preserve Canada's scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians' daily lives. To learn more, visit techno-science.ca.
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with Ms. Zoë Lomer.
The public event will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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