Kal Tire set up a by-donation BBQ at International Science Centre and Science Museum Day event to help fund membership donations. (Photo contributed)

Okanagan Science Centre and Kal Tire donate 20 memberships to Vernon families

“Programs like this help us reach children who might not otherwise have this opportunity.”

This holiday season the Okanagan Science Centre and Kal Tire are giving the gift of science to families in need in Vernon by donating 20 one-year family memberships to families who might not otherwise be able to fully enjoy the Science Centre.

Memberships will be distributed by the Salvation Army through their Christmas Hampers.

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At the recent International Science Centre and Science Museum Day event, Kal Tire set up a by-donation BBQ in front of the building and donated all proceeds to the Okanagan Science Centre. This enabled funding for 10 family memberships and prompted the Okanagan Science Centre matched the contribution, making 20 family memberships to be given out in all.

The Okanagan Science Centre maintains exhibits on subjects from sound to mechanics to astronomy — many of those exhibits designed and built in-house at the science centre. They put on science programs for schools and other organizations throughout the year, and every summer deliver their popular Summer of Science Camps.

“When today’s children grow up, so many of the questions they will confront, as well as so many of the opportunities they will find, will depend on understanding science, and it is vitally important that all children have a place like the Okanagan Science Centre where they can be inspired to pursue the answers to those questions and to seize those opportunities,” said Executive Director Jim Swingle. “Programs like this, that make memberships available to families in Vernon, help us reach children who might not otherwise have this opportunity.”

The Okanagan Science Centre is a charitable non-profit organization operating in the Okanagan for over 25 years. To learn more visit www.okscience.ca or call us at 250-545-3644.

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