The thirteenth annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run attracted over 1,000 participants on Sunday, May 27, 2012, and despite a struggling Canadian economy, the PMC Science Fair Fun Run raised approximately $40,000. In the past thirteen years the run has raised over $530,000 for The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment in support of Science Fair programs across British Columbia.
“The students and the Foundation are thankful for the support of participants and sponsors over the past thirteen years and in particular 2012,” says Patti Leigh, Interim Executive Director of the Science Fair Foundation of B.C. “The students benefit greatly, as is evident from their outstanding results at national and international competitions. I’m thrilled so many people participated and volunteered. We hope to see everyone again next year.”
The PMC Science Fair Fun Run is the largest timed 5km run in B.C. and has received generous support from Vancouver’s leading companies and institutions, including representatives from the high-tech, biotech, financial, and legal community, as well as local universities and schools. After the Run, participants enjoyed giveaways, live entertainment and science experiments.
PMC, a leading high-tech company in the Lower Mainland, has been the Fun Run’s title sponsor since it began in 2000. Participants from across the Lower Mainland enjoyed a day of science, fitness and fun hosted by PMC and other generous sponsors, including BC Innovation Council, E-Cubed, Running Room/Walking Room, Science World, SFU and UBC.If you would like to get involved with the PMC Science Fair Fun Run next year, please visit our website at http://sciencefairs.ca/Fun-Run.aspx. About the Science Fair Foundation of BC The Science Fair Foundation supports science education through the science fair program to foster curiosity and building for the future. The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) is a non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in February 1998 to support and promote science fair activity in British Columbia. The Foundation is committed to ensuring ongoing financial support in order to build a stronger and more visible Science Fair Program throughout the province. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit http://www.sciencefairs.ca.