IGNITE! 2015 web banner (2) (640x184)Last year, as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations the Saskatchewan Science Centre hosted a science fair to encourage creativity and innovation in the province.

As Paul Dechene learned when speaking with SCC communications person Ryan Holota for an article in late June on the touring exhibition Arctic Voices the fair was a hit. It was so well done, in fact, that it ended up winning an award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres.

The second annual Ignite! fair opens today at the Science Centre. Oct. 7-8, the fair is limited to specially arranged school tours. The fair will be open to the general public on Oct. 9-10. As part of the proceedings, a Lantern Festival is also being planned. It’s being done with the assistance of New Dance Horizons and will happen on Oct. 10.

There’s also a gala IGNITE! fundraiser which includes dinner, entertainment, refreshments and a tour of a new science exhibit called Building Connections. It’s on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., and tickets are $100.

You can find out more information on the SSC website.