Media Advisory - Students Put on their 'Media Hats' at the Launch of Science Scrum at the Brighouse Science Bash


    RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Today's youth are at the forefront of
technology, knowledgeable about the latest communications devices and
constantly setting the path in the online world. On October 24, 2008, the
British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) and NSERC-Pacific will launch
Science Scrum, a multimedia science journalism competition challenging
students to use this knowledge to communicate science and technology in
exciting and creative ways!

    About Science Scrum

    The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have long been a showcase for
science, discovery and innovation. Science Scrum is calling all students in
B.C. and the Yukon to explore everything from human kinetics to the latest
innovations in sporting equipment and green sport facilities. Using a variety
of multimedia formats, students will put their media skills to the test and
create original journalistic pieces about "Science and Innovation in the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games". For contest and prize
details, visit or call 604.666.8815.

    Join the Launch!

    In celebration of National Science and Technology Week, Science Scrum
will officially launch at the Brighouse Science Bash, where interactive
displays and hands-on experiments spark innovation, invention and the
imagination. Here, students and adults alike will build DNA out of candy with
Genome BC, have fun with fuel cell cars, and join Natural Resources Canada in
discovering the truth about whether trees "fart".

    Event Details

    October 24, 2008 (10 am-3 pm), Brighouse Library, 100-7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond, B.C.

    10:00 am - Official Launch
    10:15 am - Ed Gavsie, Chair, Richmond Spirit of BC

    Interview and Photo Opportunities

    Contact Stephanie Leung, Communications Coordinator, BCIC to schedule
on-site interviews with:

    -   Ed Gavsie, Chair, Richmond Spirit of BC
    -   Amy Wakeford, Programs Specialist, Education, BCIC
    -   Megan Griffith, Communications & Promotion Officer, NSERC-Pacific

    Photo opportunities are available throughout the event. High-resolution
images of the 2007 Brighouse Science Bash are available upon request or by
visiting the CNW Photo Archive:

For further information:

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

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