The Okanagan Science Centre is a popular attraction in Vernon.

The Okanagan Science Centre is a popular attraction in Vernon.

Okanagan Science Centre spreads the Christmas spirit

The Okanagan Science Centre is distributing 28 one-year family memberships to families in need

The gift of science is being shared this Christmas season.

The Okanagan Science Centre is distributing 28 one-year family memberships.

“Twenty-two memberships are being distributed to families in need in Vernon as part of the Salvation Army Christmas hampers,” said Jim Swingle, OSC executive director.

“Six of the memberships were set aside for refugee families newly arriving in Vernon. Of those, four have been distributed.”

If you know or have sponsored a refugee family in Vernon, contact the science centre at 250-545-3644.

Besides the Salvation Army, the OSC’s other partners are Vernon and District Immigrant  Services and the All Saints Anglican Church’s refugee committee,

The Okanagan Science Centre maintains exhibits on subjects from robotics to ecosystems to astronomy.

“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,” said Swingle.

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