Internationally renowned Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will be delivering an out-of-this-world presentation at Georgian College the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014 in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the inspirational Col. Hadfield, a Canadian hero and ambassador, to the college for the enjoyment, education and benefit of our students and community,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s President and CEO.
Blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012 to a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, Col. Hadfield harnessed the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions in a way that reignited people’s interest in the wonders of the galaxy. He will tell his story to Georgian students, alumni, donors, staff and members of the public during a one-hour presentation.
“Chris Hadfield is a truly remarkable Canadian hero, and to hear his story live and in person is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to be inspired and motivated to reach higher” said Lance Chilton from the Chilton Team of RE/MAX Chay Realty – the event’s lead sponsor. “He is living proof that education is the pathway to the stars, and we are honoured to help bring him to our city. ”
Members of the general public and Georgian College staff can purchase tickets for $30 each, while students can purchase one $5 ticket each. Tickets are available at www.georgiancollege.ca/chrishadfield in limited quantities, so buy early to avoid disappointment.
Doors open at 9 a.m., with the presentation beginning at 10:15 a.m. The live presentation will be webcast to Georgian’s other campus locations and those details will be provided closer to the event.