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Kingston’s Science Rendezvous has won national recognition as the best Science Rendezvous event in the country.

From https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-science-rendezvous-receives-national-recognition
Kingston’s Science Rendezvous has won national recognition as the best Science Rendezvous event in the country.
Lynda Colgan and Kim Garrett, the two lead organizers of the Kingston event, were presented with the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Big award from the national Science Rendezvous organization.
Colgan, Garrett and other volunteers were recognized during a special lunch event at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre at Queen’s University on Tuesday.
Dwayne Miller, chair of Science Rendezvous, praised Kingston’s organizers as prime examples of the cornerstone volunteers who help keep Science Rendezvous events relevant and exciting in communities across Canada.
“Lynda Colgan and Kim (Garrett) do such a fantastic job and are such stewards of our program and such great examples of what needs to be done,” Miller said. “We felt it imperative to make sure you get the recognition you duly deserve.”
The Kingston event was chosen from more than 300 Science Rendezvous events in 30 communities across the country. The festivals are the “marque event” of Science Odyssey, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s national science and technology week.
The open house-style festivals partner with Canadian research institutes to offer hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of work and research, all free of charge to the public.
The 2019 event in Kingston featured partnerships with Royal Military College, Queen’s University and hundreds of community organizations and demonstrators. With the theme STEAM Big, Colgan and Garrett aimed as big as they could imagine — the centrepiece of the event was a 26-metre-long diplodocus skeleton, and the guest of honour was astronaut Drew Feustel, who answered questions from Rendezvous attendees during question-and-answer periods throughout the daylong event.
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