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Kites and imaginations soar at BIG Little Science Centre A&W CHARITY

There is a special, mystical kind of wonder that sweeps over a child as a kite leaps to life and leaves their hand for the distant reaches of the sky. How is it that something that is heavier than air can fly? Why do kites of differing shapes fly? All of these questions and more will be answered this Father’s Day weekend at Big Little Science Centre, where families are invited to discover the world of flight, build your own kite and enjoy a day spent soaring with the birds. From 10:00am to 4:00pm join them to create your own fabulous kites. With three designs to choose from, children of all ages will find the perfect flyer to match their skills. These fun kites will soar regardless of the weather; they safely fly inside or outside using the wind created as you tow them along. At 1:30pm Mark Betuzzi will present a very special demonstration of his amazing remote controlled flying machines, leaving spectators marveling at what can be done with these not-sosimple machines. Everyone is invited to bring their own kites from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, if there is enough wind, to fly them in the safety of the schoolyard. No


Young and determined Ben hoists his kite and anxiously awaits a bit of wind alongside Kite Expert Don Bouffard. No fear – if the wind won’t co-operate, running really fast is a tried and true way to send that kite soaring!

charge to kite flyers who prefer to enjoy only the outdoors. Extra exhibits will be set up to allow curious minds to dis-

cover Bernoulli’s Principle and how it applies to the movement of fluids, especially air. These fun activities will amuse and

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amaze as they defy expectations. If there is enough wind, Don Bouffard will fly his stunt Thursday, Mayjaw-drop19 kite and do tricks and ping stunts. And as a memento of the event, free balsa wood airplanes will be given to all the children. Kite and flight day happens 15 from openSaturday, for businessJune 250.376.2411 10:00am to 4:00pm, so bring dad and enjoy exploring and discovering fun science. And if you’re looking for more ways to kick your summer off with the kids, get a taste of what the Centre offers on Canada Day (July 1) when BLSC will have a mini science centre booth during Art in the Park at Riverside Park. There will be many hands-on exhibits from 8:00am until 6:00pm. The booth is always a popular attraction with children with many returning several times over the course of the day to try a different activity. It should be noted that June 22 is the Centre’s last day operating out of 985 Holt Street as BLSC is relocating to 655 Holt Street, in Happyvale School, and will reopen on July 9. Amazing and fun activities are abundant at the Centre. No matter where Big Little Science Centre is located – continued on page 2






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