2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair to Generate Local Economic Impact of $2.5 Million


Community Invited to Volunteer as Peterborough Readies for Major National Event

Thursday, April 30, 2009, Peterborough

Organizers of the 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair announced yesterday that this major national event is expected to generate more than $2.5 million in total revenue for the Peterborough region.

Hosted by Trent University and the City of Peterborough, the science fair will run from May 15 to 23, 2010, attracting 800 delegates and another 900 visitors to this area. Based on average tourist spending on accommodations, meals and souvenirs, it is estimated that these 1,700 guests will contribute $2,543,000 to the local economy.

This announcement was made during a Public Information Session held last evening at the Evinrude Centre to share plans for the 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair with the community. Presenters also issued a call for volunteers to assist in this unique opportunity for Peterborough to host Canada’s brightest young students as they compete for more than $350,000 in prizes in the premiere science fair in the country.

Trent University President Bonnie Patterson, and representatives from the Peterborough Regional Science Fair and Victoria Regional Science Fair were on hand to help send off this year’s local science fair winners who will be competing in the 2009 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Winnipeg.

Trent University won the bid in 2006 to host the 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair.

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For further information, please contact Gina Collins, co-chair, 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair organizing committee at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7715