Science Fair Foundation of BC

March 21, 2005 12:25 ET

Science Fair Foundation of BC: Run That Raises Funds for Science Fairs Embarks on 6th Year


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MARCH 21, 2005 - 12:25 ET

Science Fair Foundation of BC: Run That Raises Funds
for Science Fairs Embarks on 6th Year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) - Science
Fair Foundation of BC

PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run Calling for Participants in Key Science
and Technology Community Event

The annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun is preparing for its 6th annual
run. The run, taking place on Sunday, May 29, 2005, has secured
sponsorship from 31 organizations and media in BC, including return
title sponsorship from PMC-Sierra and significant sponsorship from
Teligence Communications Inc, Science World, the Running Room, SFU and
UBC.

Deemed the largest timed 5K run in BC and one of the largest events in
the technology industry, the PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run has been
supported for many years by Vancouver's leading companies and
institutions including representatives from the hi-tech, biotech,
financial, legal community as well as local universities and schools.

"This year is particularly important to us as Vancouver has received the
honour of hosting the national Science Fair, called the Canada-Wide
Science Fair, on May 15 - 22," says Patti Leigh, President of the
Science Fair Foundation of BC. "Science Fairs are more than about
science. Students who participate in the fairs agree they have fun
preparing their projects while learning and practicing life skills that
better prepare them for any career."

The proceeds from the event go toward the Dr Michael Smith Science Fair
Endowment to support the promotion and development of Science Fair
programs throughout the province. Last May, 58 students represented
British Columbia at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in St John's,
Newfoundland. The team brought home 18 medals and over $35,000 in prize
money.

Corporations, institutions and schools interested in participating in
the 6th Annual PMC-Sierra Science Fair Fun Run can register online at
www.sciencefairs.bc.ca or call the hotline to ask for a registration
form at 604 443-7551.

About the Science Fair Foundation of BC

The Science Fair Foundation supports science education through the
science fair program to foster curiosity and building for the future.
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) is a
non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in February 1998 to
support and promote science fair activity in British Columbia. The
Foundation is committed to ensuring ongoing financial support in order
to build a stronger and more visible Science Fair Program throughout the
province. To learn more about the Foundation please visit
www.sciencefairs.bc.ca.


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