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Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre to host canola exhibit

The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre will be educating residents on Canada’s roots in canola.

Starting Saturday January 13th the centre will host Canola: A Canadian Innovation. The exhibit will explore the history and impact of the crop, which Canada exports to over 50 countries and generates billions of dollars for the Canadian economy.

Collections Coordinator Kate Squissato says the exhibit is on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

“We’re really happy to get it because canola is just such a big part of Canadian life on the Prairies, especially here in Lloyd with our own canola plant.”

The exhibit will take up most of the Centre’s traveling exhibit section and feature many interactive portions, which Squissato says is designed to educate and reduce misconceptions about canola.

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“There’s a lot of stigmas around canola at the moment, so with this exhibit we’re hoping that people walk away with clear understanding of what canola actually is, what it goes into and how it’s produced and how it’s manufactured.”

Canola: A Canadian Innovation will run at the LCSC until April 15th, 2018.

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