In an interview with TurnedNews.com, Jason Michaud, the CEOStardust Technologiesexplains that the main objective of this festival is to show young people that it is possible to achieve great things even while living in remote communities.of
On the menu of the festival: foray into the world of space exploration and STEM (acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics); teachings and demonstrations about Aboriginal culture; mental health workshops and networking workshops.
In addition, during the festival, Mr. Michaud explains that rockets will also be launched up to 12 kilometers in the air as part of the Launch Canada student competition.
Nearly a hundred guests will come in person or virtually to share their journey and their work experiences in these different technological industries.
” These people have important roles, but we never hear about their stories. Unfortunately in the North, we often believe that for young people it’s impossible to get to those levels and that’s what we want to promote. »
Inspiring young Northerners
Jason Michaud is committed to seeing young northern Ontarians gain self-confidence and tries to pass on knowledge, but also entrepreneurial spirit.
” The space industry is an industry that is still small on a certain level, and there is a lot of space for everyone in space. So there are going to be a lot of opportunities for even remote people to get involved and it doesn’t matter where you are in the world to make a difference. »
Among the guest speakers, note the presence of Canadian astronauts Marc Garneau as well as the participation of Chris Hadfield.
The activities are free for children and workshops for adults are also on the menu.