Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Launches Canola: A Canadian Story of Innovation at the Canola Council of Canada's Annual Convention

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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Launches Canola: A Canadian Story of Innovation at the Canola Council of Canada's Annual Convention

March 7, 2017 – The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, along with several partners in the canola industry, is proud to announce that Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation travelling display opened today at “Good As Gold,” the annual Convention of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation highlights the science and innovation behind canola in time for the CCC’s 50th anniversary this year.

The display presents the Canadian story of ingenuity behind this healthy and versatile crop now exported to over 50 countries, generating billions for our economy each year. Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation explores the history and development of canola, its uses in industries from food processing to transportation, and its place on Canadian tables. The display will also open a window into the potential future of canola — visitors will learn about the current research being conducted to improve canola varieties and yield.

Partners include:
•    Canola Council of Canada
•    Canadian Canola Growers Association
•    Alberta Canola Producers Commission
•    Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
•    Manitoba Canola Growers Association

The Museum has developed the travelling display in consultation with our partners and the Canola Initiative National Advisory Committee (CINAC) to ensure a balanced and broad spectrum approach for maximum public engagement.

More information on this display, including the national tour schedule, can be found here. We are excited to announce that the display will be at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport from March 10 to 23, 2017 for travellers to enjoy.

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Quotes
“As Canada celebrates 150 years, our museums are sharing the stories of Canadian ingenuity and innovation. To that end, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and our partners for this initiative are proud to present Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation which highlights the history and development of canola, its uses in industries from food processing to transportation, and its place on tables around the globe.”
–Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
 
“Canola is a Canadian innovation we can all be proud of. As we celebrate the great strides of the canola industry over the last 50 years at this week’s convention, we’re thrilled to also mark the launch of this travelling exhibit to help share the #ExploreCanola story with all Canadians.
–Dr. Curtis Rempel, Vice President, Crop Production and Innovation, Canola Council of Canada

 

Contact
Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
cboutin@techno-science.ca
613-410-5943

Social Media
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To learn more about the Museum’s Canola initiative, follow #ExploreCanola

About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information, please visit cafmuseum.techno- science.ca.