FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        March 28, 2017


Saskatchewan-wide Innovation Festival Launches in
Saskatoon for Canada's 150th

(Saskatoon, SK) - March 28, 2017 - What do you get when you combine 12 local science organizations, 21 interactive exhibits, six 3-D printers, and more than 25 events all across the province of Saskatchewan? You get one festival, 3 months, 150 years in the making - and it all starts in Saskatoon this Thursday. 

Join us on March 30 to kick off Innovation Festival: Saskatchewan among youth, dignitaries, and leading science, technology, and innovation organizations from across Canada.

Local festival partners include: Saskatchewan Science Centre, Canadian Light Source, the University of Saskatchewan, Western Development Museum - Saskatoon, Canada Wide Science Fair, University of Regina, Innovation Place, and more. (Visit Innovation150.ca/Saskatchewan for a full list of events.)

Location: Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon, SK

Schedule:

* 10:00 am Media set up and prep
* 10:45 am Official Remarks
* 11:15 am VIP tour of exhibits (with media) and Reception

Innovation150 is the collaborative effort of five of Canada's leading science outreach organizations-Perimeter Institute, Actua, the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, the Canadian Association of Science Centres and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. 
 
Contact Ryan Holota to attend launch events and arrange for VIP interview opportunities.

Ryan Holota - Saskatchewan Science Centre
rholota@sasksciencecentre.com
Phone (306) 791-7917

RJ Taylor - Innovation150 & Perimeter Institute
rtaylor@perimeterinstitute.ca
Phone (226) 338-6967