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April 13, 2012 For immediate release

Guess what? : Science & Tech Soirée is back for a good cause

OTTAWA, April 5, 2012 – It has now become one of Ottawa's most popular social events : the third edition of the Science & Tech soirée of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Foundation will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 6 p.m.

Funds collected through this evening's fine dining experience in an exceptional setting will, once more, be used to offer youths who might otherwise not have the opportunity a chance to take part in the Canada Museum of Science and Technology's various programs, and to discover all the possibilities the world of science and technology can offer them.

The evening's theme is "The Magic of the Museum". The evening's entertainment will see curators challenging guests to guess what certain bizarre artefacts were used for. Cocktails straight out of the Museum's Crazy Kitchen, as well as colourful and explosive scientific demonstrations are also on the menu.


WHAT? : The Canada Science and Technology Museum Foundation's Science & Tech Soirée

WHERE?: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867, St-Laurent Blvd., Ottawa

WHEN?: Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 6 p.m.



We have picked some artefacts (different from the ones that will be use during Soirée) from our collection to tease your interest and give you an overview of the intriguing discoveries to be made at this event. (See below)


Olivier Bouffard
Media relations


What do you think the object below was used for?

(Photo courtesy of Tom Alfoldi; for printable version contact media relations)

(Photo courtesy of Tom Alfoldi; for printable version contact media relations)

Was it :

A. A type of hollow candle holder designed to recuperate hot wax as it dripped from a burning candle?

B. A pair of steam whistles from CP rail steam engines?

C. A pair of stethoscopes used by physicians to listen to internal body sounds?

Correct answer coming soon…

In the meantime, book your tickets for Science & Tech Soirée here :