In 2014, the Kitimat Museum & Archives presented an exhibition on concerns residents had regarding energy. Canadians are kept informed about energy, given the recent activity in the country surrounding oil, gas, and the economy. Many have questions about those energy sources and others, renewable and non-renewable. With critical concern for the environment with climate change, global warming, and extreme weather here now, what are the answers and what is possible?
Energy is a most critical world need. Given that Kitimat has become the focus as a gateway to the Asia Pacific customer, the Kitimat Museum & Archives has presented in its ten-panel exhibition "Kitimat Questions: Energy" some thoughts and activities on the topic of energy production, type, and use, as well as issues that surround a global energy future.
The Museum is an affiliate partner of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa. Visit http://www.energy.techno-science.ca/en/index.php to learn more.
Additonal energy activities included an Energy Short Story Writing Competition for Grades 9 to 12. Candace Abercrombie (third from right) received the top tech prize for The Struggle: An Energy Story. She is joined by Brennan Bantle (kneeling, second prize), Alysia Luethje (third prize) and Jaskirat Dhillon (second from left, Honourable Mention). Joining the students are writing judges Cameron Orr (on left) and Robin Rowland (second from right), and Museum Curator Louise Avery (on right). Absent is writing judge Eden Robinson.
Thank you also to writers Adam Manderson, Cody Ridsdale, Eugene Chang, and Sarah Pereira.
All the stories are wonderful! A big THANK YOU to all the students who submitted energy stories. Also many thanks to judges Eden Robinson, Robin Rowland, and Cameron Orr for their time and effort. The Kitimat Northern Sentinel and Kitimat Daily On-line published the story by winner Candace Abercrombie in July as well as a prize presentation photo.