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Thursday, April 20, 2017
2017 Halton Catholic Invention Convention!


On April 27, 2017, Grade 7 and 8 students from elementary schools across the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will gather to showcase their work at the 2017 Invention Convention.

New this year ~ the "Halton Hive" will take place, as HCDSB's take on the CBC show for entrepreneurs, the Dragons' Den. One (1) team from each participating school is invited to showcase their invention to a panel of judges.

10:30 a.m. - Public viewing of student inventions begin
12:00 p.m. - Halton Hive begins!


Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 AM


OE Banquet Hall & Conference Centre
2245 Speers Road
Oakville, ON, L6L 6X8​​


Through the Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization that supports publicly funded education in Canada, the Investigate! Invent! Innovate! curriculum-aligned program was created for Grade 7 and 8 students across Canada.

Students are challenged to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) concepts they learned in class with their 21st century skills to identify a problem or opportunity in their daily lives. Students are then tasked to invent a product or process to solve the problem.​

On April 27th, students will showcase the culmination of their efforts, at the HCDSB Invention Convention. ​​Participants and guests are encouraged to share their experience on Twitter, using the hashtag #HCDSB-I3 - "I" for Invention!

*PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ~ Members of the media interested in attending the 2017 HCDSB Invention Convention are asked to make prior arrangements through the Board's media contacts.​​​ ​​​


Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Administrator, Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159


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