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MP Pierre Breton announces $164,700 in federal funding
First travelling exhibit on biomimicry presented by
the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier
Valcourt, September 13, 2017 – MP Pierre Breton announced $164,700 in federal funding this morning for the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, for its next temporary exhibit, which will be on the subject of biomimicry.
This will be the Museum’s first travelling exhibit, made possible in part thanks to the Government of Canada’s support through the Museums Assistance Program at the Department of Canadian Heritage. The exhibit will first be presented in Valcourt, at the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier beginning in April 2018, after which it will travel across Canada beginning in the spring of 2019. It is being presented in partnership with the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum, the Granby Zoo and the Institut de biomimétisme located in Montreal. Representatives of each organization were present at the announcement.
“I am very proud of the creativity shown by the Museum through this initiative, especially considering the focus on partnerships and the fact that this exhibit will showcase our region all across the country,” stated Pierre Breton.
According to Carol Pauzé, Director of the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, “biomimicry, an approach that encourages us to overcome current technological challenges by emulating nature, is a fascinating subject. The exhibit will focus primarily on transportation, and will be coupled with educational programs. This project is an opportunity to highlight the expertise of several businesses and institutions in our region.”
Representatives of the project’s partners also attended the announcement: Marie-Claude Letarte, Director of Creation and Innovation, Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum; Patrick Paré, Director of Conservation and Research, Granby Zoo; and Moana Lebel, Founding Director, Institut de biomimétisme.
Background: MP for Shefford, Pierre Breton
Pierre Breton was first elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Shefford on October 19, 2015. The riding includes three RCMs and 20 municipalities, including the city of Valcourt. Mr. Breton is a member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Background: Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier
Located in Valcourt, in the Eastern Townships region, the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier brings to life the legacy of Joseph‐Armand Bombardier and his successors, to show visitors that creativity, ingenuity, invention and innovation are within everyone’s reach. Founded in 1971 and refurbished in May 2016, the Museum is actively inspiring future generations and fulfilling a cultural and educational mission.
For complete information (entrance fees, hours, etc.), please visit the Museum’s website: www.museebombardier.com
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