Thursday, February 10, 2011

Boys And Girls Club Of Ottawa Gets Inspiration Through Vintage Aviation

GATINEAU, QC. – The McCann Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa will pay a visit to Vintage Wings of Canada Saturday, 12 February as part of their S.T.E.P. initiative.

S.T.E.P. stands for Super Tech Engineers Program and is made possible by a grant from Lockheed Martin. 
This inspiring program allows the young boys and girls to have an opportunity to learn about the fascinating fundamentals of science through a variety of fun experiments and discussion. Children are introduced to a variety of topics from Newtonian physics to chromatography, all in a hands-on and interactive way.

"Our S.T.E.P. club members have been anxiously awaiting this visit to Vintage Wings,” said Jerrett Defazio Boys and Girls Club Director of Programs. “This is quite an exciting opportunity for these young boys and girls as it relates to their program in the field of aviation science and engineering.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa has served the Ottawa community since 1923, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.

Partnering with like-organizations focused on education and foster community spirit is at the heart of Vintage Wing’s operations. Through a unique collection of vintage aircraft of great Canadian historical significance, Vintage Wings is able to commemorate Canada’s unique and often untold stories of aviation history with an underlying purpose of educating and inspiring today’s youth.

“We aim to inspire members to dream big and work hard to achieve those dreams,” said Daniel Brunette, Boys and Girls Club Outreach Officer “The stories Vintage Wings shares and the people behind the organization such as Chris Hadfield, Canada’s famed astronaut and a pilot with Vintage Wings, help reinforce that message.”

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