On April 29th, 2017 we celebrated our 5th annual year end event- The Visionary Expo at the Ontario Science Centre! This year, the event brought together over 350 youth and volunteers from 19 Community STEM Clubs across the GTHA for a celebration STEM learning!
The opening presentation was hosted by the CEO of the Ontario Science Centre, Dr. Maurice Bitran and this year the youth had the opportunity to listen to a keynote speech from Canadian Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams! Following the speech, the youth had a lot of burning questions that were answered during a riveting Q and A session- it could have lasted all day!
The main event showcased various presentations on STEM-based modules that clubs prepared and delivered to their peers, guests, and community members. Their presentations reflected their hard work and dedicated and five clubs took home top category prizes. A special thank you to our amazing judges who had the tough task of narrowing down the final winners. In the end, all participants walked away with the success of completing another great year of STEM clubs! A HUGE thank you to our dedicated staff and volunteer facilitators who give their time every week to providing this programming - Thank you!
Finally, a big thank you to the Ontario Science Centre for being incredible hosts of this event; we greatly appreciate your support! Thank you to our key event sponsors Entripy Custom Clothing, Pizza Pizza and Toronto Community Housing! As we close the program year for Community STEM Clubs, we look forward to another great year of programming ahead!