Georgian College to host astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield May 23
March 04, 2014

A group of people stands in front of a Chris Hadfield banner.

Event sponsor is The Chilton Team of RE/MAX CHAY Realty. Making the announcement March 4 were (front, from left) Anne Chilton; Lisa Banks, Vice President, Communications, Marketing and External Relations, Georgian College; Jordan Riley, President, Students’ Administrative Council, Barrie Campus; Lisa Eveleigh, Executive Director, Advancement and Community Development, Georgian College; Lance Chilton. Back row from left, Michelle Keast, Sue Robertson, Veronika Armstrong, Jody Stevens, all of The Chilton Team.

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 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.