Media Advisory: Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques in Whitehorse, Yukon

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014


On May 11-14, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will be in Whitehorse, Yukon, to meet with students and citizens. He will speak about his journey, what it takes to become an astronaut and will touch on life in space.

Media are invited to attend David Saint-Jacques' following presentations events:

Sunday, May 11

Time: 4 p.m. (PDT)
What: Presentation at Hacking Health North
Audience: 150 participants expected (patients, healthcare professionals, technology-focused developers, general public)
Where: Kwalin Dün Cultural Centre (main room)
1171 1st Avenue, Whitehorse

Monday, May 12

Time: 9 a.m. (PDT)
Audience: 150-200 students (grades 3-7)
Where: Jack Hulland Elementary School
1304 Fir Street, Whitehorse (Porter Creek)
Time: 10:50 a.m. (PDT)
Audience: 250 students (grades 4 to 7) from Whitehorse Elementary School and 46 students (grades 4 and 6) from École Émilie Tremblay
Where: Whitehorse Elementary School
4181 4th Avenue, Whitehorse
NOTE: This presentation will be given in French.
Time: 2:10 p.m. (PDT)
Audience: 70 students (grade 8 to 12)
Where: Porter Creek Secondary School
1405 Hickory Street, Whitehorse

Tuesday, May 13

Time: 12 p.m. (PDT)
Public: Faculty, staff of Yukon College Ayamdigut and general public
Where: Yukon College Ayamdigut Campus
500 College Drive, Whitehorse
Time: 2:15 p.m. (PDT)
Public: 100 students (grades 9 to 12)
Where: FH Collins Secondary
1001 Lewes Blvd, Whitehorse
Time: 4 p.m. (PDT)
What: Presentation at the Science Adventures/All-Girls Science Club
Public: 14 girls (ages 10-14) and parents
Where: Yukon College
500 College Drive, Room A2402 (upstairs in the Academic Wing), Whitehorse
Time: 7 p.m. (PDT)
What: YuKonstruct Unofficial Opening
Public: 50-150 (general public)
Where: 135 Industrial Rd, Whitehorse

Wednesday, May 14

Time: 9 a.m. (PDT)
What: Presentation in collaboration with Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE)
Public: 25 people (students grade 1 to 6 and community members)
Where: Carcross School, Carcross

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