September 14, 2016
To the principals and teachers of First Nations and Inuit schools in Quebec.
The Kiuna Institution and the Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) are pleased to invite you to the 17th edition of the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair (QASF) that will be held in the Abenaki community of Odanak, March 28 to 30, 2017. This scientific competition whose theme is Where Knowledge enlightens is opened to students from grade 5 to secondary 5.
As per the past years, you are invited to hold science fairs in your schools and send your winners to the QASF. There will be cash prizes and trophies for the three winning teams of the five categories, and awards of excellence in communication, and for the best projects related to environment, cultural heritage and health. The Université du Québec will offer a visit of a scientific to a school whose students performed exceptionally well. A maximum of four grand winners from high schools will have the honour of representing the region "Aboriginal Québec Autochtone" at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) that will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan in May 2017.
You will find included posters and various information leaflets on the Kiuna Institution, the QASF and the CWSF. Please note that the cardboard panel for the projects will be available in Odanak and its size is indicated under the rules tab of the web site. The information on the CWSF is of interest only to high school students and teachers.
Lunch and healthy snacks will be offered to students and chaperones. Accommodations for students and chaperons will be in nearby hotels. Hotel room reservations are each school's responsibility. Financial help can be provided for travel costs, please communicate with QASEA at 819-684-1889. Hotel suggestions and further information on the science fair schedule are available on the website: www.asfquebec.ca.
Registration will start in January 2017 and end on March 21, 2017. For further information and to register we invite you to consult our Web site at http://asfquebec.ca or contact Ms. Kim Gabriel by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 1-855-899-7503.
We look forward to meeting and working with Quebec's First Nations & Inuit schools and would like to use this event as an opening for further learning opportunities, the sharing of culture, and relationship building for our students.
Looking forward to meet you!
MARC LALANDE, P.ENG., FEC