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Kingston’s Science Rendezvous has won national recognition as the best Science Rendezvous event in the country.
Lynda Colgan and Kim Garrett, the two lead organizers of the Kingston event, were presented with the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Big award from the national Science Rendezvous organization.
Colgan, Garrett and other volunteers were recognized during a special lunch event at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre at Queen’s University on Tuesday.
Dwayne Miller, chair of Science Rendezvous, praised Kingston’s organizers as prime examples of the cornerstone volunteers who help keep Science Rendezvous events relevant and exciting in communities across Canada.
“Lynda Colgan and Kim (Garrett) do such a fantastic job and are such stewards of our program and such great examples of what needs to be done,” Miller said. “We felt it imperative to make sure you get the recognition you duly deserve.”
The Kingston event was chosen from more than 300 Science Rendezvous events in 30 communities across the country. The festivals are the “marque event” of Science Odyssey, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s national science and technology week.
The open house-style festivals partner with Canadian research institutes to offer hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of work and research, all free of charge to the public.