Hundreds of people gathered today to take part in The Great Northern Ontario Road Show, a free, family-friendly event that is shifting indoors on Sundays due to bad weather.
Giving people an option to “stay in,” Science North is hosting The Great Northern Ontario Road Show this weekend, with hundreds of people gathered to see the sights today.
Due to inclement weather at the forecast, the event will take place indoors on Sunday, with the event taking place from 10 am to 4 pm.
Lora Clausen, Senior Manager, Northern STEM Initiatives at Science North, said, “It’s really about promoting everything local to that community and making sure that we meet local market vendors, craftspeople, artisans, tourism organizations, local Featuring entertainers.”
“It’s really about celebrating the local communities and that’s what makes it so great in Northern Ontario.”
The travel show is making the rounds throughout northern Ontario this summer, featuring a handful of science exhibits at each location, along with activities, exhibits, and displays from locals.
“People are so excited for us to come to their communities,” Clausen said, adding the events have helped brighten the summer of people who spend their time in “living” mode.
Saturday’s event featured artists and science performances on the main stage, while various family-friendly activities took place at adjoining booths, many of which were overseen by Science North staff, who helped explain the science behind each activity. helped.
Children learn about things like mechanics, sounds and viruses with the help of staff members who guide them through dense material using hands-on movements as a tool.
In late 2020 a grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and Fednor made the roadshow a reality.
“Prior to COVID-19, we had a vibrant tourism sector here in the north, so it is important that we look at innovative ways to support our local attractions as we plan for recovery and adjustment,” said Energy, Mines, Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford said at the time, adding investment to Science North is “contributing directly to the sustainability of our Northern tourism industry.”
Sunday’s show will take place at Science North from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be the same show as today’s show, “We’re going to move everything indoors,” Clausen said.
Admission is free for visitors, and activities are open to people of all ages.
Tyler Clark covers city hall and political affairs for Sudbury.com.