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On September 23, 2021 CASC celebrated our Annual CASCADE Awards celebration virtually. Close to 100 informal science engagement professionals and supporters connected over Zoom in meeting style, providing an opportunity for colleagues and friends from across the CASC network to connect informally "face to face".

The innovative event brought the CASC network together for an evening of celebration, laughter, and inspiration.

2021 CASCADE AWARD RECIPIENTS  (View all 2021 finalists)

Best Project Category 4: $50,000 and under

Out of the Box Noon Year's Eve

Saskatchewan Science Centre

COVID -19 restrictions sparked a re-imagining of the SSC’s popular, annual in-person Noon Year's Eve family event. The Out of the Box Noon Year's Eve Experience was designed to be a safe celebration in a box - packed with 9 STEAM activities and experiments equalling about 4 hours of discovery and play, engaging families across Saskatchewan and beyond.

Best Project Category 3: $50,000 to $250,000

Innovate! The Science of New Ideas in New Brunswick

Science East

"Innovate! The Science of New Ideas in New Brunswick" is a collection of 8 individual exhibits that showcases the wealth of recent work in innovation by companies, institutions and individuals from across the province including Measurand, Kognitiv Spark, Canum Nanomaterials, the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) (a leading Indigenous organization dedicated to working with partners to foster Indigenous economic development in New Brunswick), C-Therm, University of New Brunswick Science, Sabian Cymbals, and Ganong Chocolates.

Best Project Category 2: $250,000 to $1 million

Rallye des Rivières (Rivers Rally)


The Rallye des rivières (Rivers Rally) is a recreational tourism activity proposed by the C.I.EAU. It is a perfect activity to do with family or friends to discover the history, heritage, fauna, flora and secrets of the rivers of Mille Îles and les Prairies. This is a course with 16 permanent markers located on the riverbanks of Mille Îles and les Prairies in particularly pleasant and interesting places. The Rallye des rivières allows you to take a complete tour of the Island of Laval!

Best Project Category 1: $1M and over


Montréal Science Centre

Discover the science and technology in a space filled with interactive experiences that will surprise and make you laugh, that’s EXPLORE. With more than 50 interactive displays over 1,000 square metres, this new permanent exhibition presents the major scientific and technological principles in a giant format.

Canadian Association of Science Centres

100 Ramsey Lake Road 

Sudbury, ON. P3E 5S9

The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We pay respect to their traditions, ways of knowing and acknowledge their many contributions to the innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Clearly and overtly this gratitude must be demonstrated in our collective commitment to truth and reconciliation, by working to transform existing relationships, with open dialogue, mutual understanding and respectful collaborations

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