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Science North Develops New Travelling Exhibit

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Science North Develops New Travelling Exhibit

McGuinty Government Supports Economic Development, Boosting Tourism

Ontario is strengthening the northern tourism sector by supporting a new travelling exhibit, The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Science North is developing a 6,000-square foot interactive exhibit that will explore the discoveries and artifacts featured by Ripley's Believe It or Not!.  The exhibit will premiere at the centre in March 2013 and run for a total of six months.  It will then travel to science centres and museums around North America for a seven-year tour.

Investing in Northern Ontario tourism is an important part of the McGuinty government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families - health care and education. 

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“Science North sustains itself as a magnificent and viable tourism destination by continuing to develop exciting new features and attractions. We congratulate the centre’s team for building travelling exhibits that attract visitors to Sudbury and generate significant revenue as they tour North America.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

“We are thankful for the province’s support as we launch our 9th travelling exhibition. We are also excited about a new partnership with Collège Boréal that will provide hands-on experience to students from the carpentry and stage management programs. Their involvement will offer them a greater understanding of the varied and unique career opportunities in these respective fields, and will also contribute to the long-term sustainability of exhibit development in Northern Ontario”

Guy Labine

CEO, Science North

““Offering an innovative postsecondary learning experience as part of an internationally renowned attraction, this partnership between Collège Boréal and Science North is a first. Thanks to Science North, our community has already taken advantage of environmental presentations offered by our faculty, a new gallery featuring preserved animals and hands-on training opportunities at Dynamic Earth, in the mining sector. Today, NOHFC support is opening new skill areas in the entertainment industry as well as job opportunities for Collège Boréal graduates.”

Denis Hubert-Dutrisac

President of Collège Boréal

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