Dr. Bonnie Henry featured in Science World donation campaign

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Calling on all lovers of science, one of Vancouver’s popular attractions needs help through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a newly launched fundraising campaign, Science World is featuring a seven-year-old Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s favourite provincial health officer.

The not-for-profit has been closed since Mar. 14, losing its main revenue stream from admissions and events.

“When we re-open, it will be to drastically reduced capacity. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but we hope you can contribute to our call to fund the future,” its website says.

The campaign says the world needs more people who care about science and wants to “fund the next generation of nerds.”

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“A nerd is someone who loves what they love, no matter what. And the world needs more of people like that. We’re in the business of inspiring nerds.”

Voted Vancouver’s most iconic building last year, Science World typically saw 900,000 visitors a year.

In May, Science World celebrated 31 years in a virtual celebration.

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