Canola: A story of Canadian innovation showcased at the Calgary Stampede

June 28, 2022

Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation media realease

(Edmonton, Alberta), June 28, 2022 — The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is excited to announce the Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation exhibition on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be on display at this year’s Calgary Stampede.

This interactive exhibition 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 exhibition also opens a window into the potential future of canola — visitors will learn, through their five senses, about canola and the current research being conducted to improve its varieties and yield.

Partners on the project include:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alberta Canola Producers Commission
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Canola Council of Canada
  • Manitoba Canola Growers Association
  • Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission

The Museum has developed the travelling exhibition in consultation with 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 exhibition, including the national tour schedule, can be found here.

Quotes

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is proud to have partnered with experts and associations across the country to showcase this crop and highlight Canadian ingenuity. ‎Canola is a perfect example of the scientific research, technological advancements, precision farming, entrepreneurial leadership and social questions behind contemporary agriculture.

Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Alberta Canola is excited to showcase this exhibit at this year’s Calgary Stampede on behalf of our canola partners. Canola’s innovation story is a great Canadian success story, and we look forward to sharing it with the consumers at Calgary Stampede.

Roger Chevraux, Chair, Alberta Canola Producers Commission

Contacts
Philippe Tremblay
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
[email protected]
343-543-5337 

 

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation 

Ingenium celebrates the innovative spirit of Canadians by telling the stories of those who dared to think differently. Inspired by the power of ingenuity, Ingenium encompasses three national institutions: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. These three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium continues to evolve — the brand new Ingenium Centrehouses Canada’s science and technology collection, a research institute, and a digital innovation lab, all designed to protect priceless Canadian heritage artifacts for the benefit of many generations to come. Beyond the physical walls of its museums, Ingenium’s engaging digital content, outreach programs and travelling exhibitions serve to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. 

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