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March for Science along Windsor’s riverfrontThe April 22 March for Science along Windsor’s riverfront shows there is a local audience for a science and technology museum.

Dinner to benefit regional science centre

One of the organizers of last weekend’s March for Science will deliver a keynote address at a dinner Friday, April 28, to benefit Canada South Science City.

UWindsor physics professor emeritus Bill Baylis, president of the science and technology centre’s board, welcomes guest speaker Kathleen Walsh, interim executive director of Evidence for Democracy and a principal organizer of the event in Ottawa.

“We had a good crowd at the river for Windsor’s march on Saturday,” he says. “I saw many familiar faces — faculty colleagues, students and former students and their families. Kathleen’s talk, entitled ‘Science as a Way of Thinking,’ will make a perfect follow-up to that success.”

Science City has been on hiatus since 2016, when it moved out of its previous location on Marion Avenue. Its educational attractions and displays are now housed in the museum’s future home, the former Forster Secondary School building.

Dr. Baylis says volunteers have been raising funds and organizing in preparation for the centre’s re-opening. Friday’s dinner will help to support that work.

It begins at 6 p.m. at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children aged 5 to 12 and are available online at windsor.snapd.com.