KENORA, ON – Beyond Human Limits, a highly interactive exhibition, developed and produced by Science North, brings visitors inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and explores the psychology of their motivations and the science of extreme sports. The exhibit has started its three-week stay at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre. The Beyond Human Limits Northern tour is proudly supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and FedNor.
This 1,000 square foot customized exhibit showcases the science, creativity, and innovation in extreme sports. Be prepared to engage with friends and family in a multitude of physical, multimedia and creative challenges. Visitors will be able to virtually race the backcountry slopes, balance along a highline, or test their hang time endurance. From exhilarating speeds, breathtaking heights and profound depths, to uncontrolled variables such as weather or terrain – witness passionate stories about how athletes prepare and train extensively and carefully evaluate risks, endure intense physical and mental challenges, and maintain a calm focus.
Beyond Human Limits will tour to the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre, North Bay Museum, the Thunder Bay Museum, Science Timmins, and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, where it will reach an estimated 25,000 visitors this spring and summer. Beyond Human Limitsis open at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre from May 31 to June 22.
“Science North plays a vital role in Northern Ontario, bringing important educational and experiential learning opportunities to the far regions of our province,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora Rainy-River and Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. “Our government is very proud to support Science North, and the tour of the Beyond Human Limits exhibit. This traveling exhibit provides fun and engaging experiences for people across the north, it also creates opportunity for economic development in host communities. By investing in tourism projects that stimulate local economies, we are sending a signal that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”
“Kenora is once again fortunate to be part of an exciting Science North project. The impressive interactive exhibit, Beyond Human Limits, is engaging and creative. Having an opportunity like this at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre aligns with our vision, which is shaping the Centre into a true experience for the visitors and residents who visit. Partnerships are what make our community prosper and with opportunities such as this it benefits our local economy and interest in our community. We are truly thankful for our continued partnership with Science North and the funding partners who make it possible, NOHFC and FedNor,” stated Kenora Mayor Daniel Reynard.
“Being the leader in science engagement and creating new collaborations across Northern Ontario is a key part of our strategic plan. Through the Beyond Human Limits Northern tour, Science North aims to help stimulate local economies by increasing local spending, providing tourism opportunities and giving local residents access to exciting, new science experiences at these venues. Science North is very proud to work with the NOHFC and FedNor, and our partners on these initiatives,” said Science North CEO Guy Labine.
About the City of Kenora
Kenora is North America’s Premier Boating Destination, connecting local residents, visitors, and cottagers to the Lake of the Woods and its 14,500 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline. Kenora’s population is over 15,000 and more than doubles in the summer months. Kenora is a growing City as cottagers make Kenora and Lake of the Woods their permanent home in a City of renowned as a sustainable, lifestyle community. The City of Kenora delivers quality, cost-effective Municipal services to its permanent and seasonal residents. Through our events and amenities we celebrate our history and build our future. We love our lake; we are its stewards and we nurture its pristine environment. Visit Kenora.ca for more on our beautiful City.
About Science North
Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second – and eighth- largest science centres in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, have developed North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a joint graduate diploma program. As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit sciencenorth.ca.