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Col. Chris Hadfield May 23 (Posted On: Tuesday, March 04, 2014)

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An out-of-this-world appearance by internationally renowned Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will take place at Georgian College the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014 in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012 to a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, Col. Hadfield harnessed the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions in a way that reignited people's interest in the wonders of the galaxy. He will tell his story to Georgian students, alumni, donors, staff and members of the public during a one-hour presentation.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring the inspirational Col. Hadfield, a Canadian hero and ambassador, to the college for the enjoyment, education and benefit of our students and community," said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College. 

Chilton and Team of RE/MAX Chay Realty is the lead sponsor of the event.

"Chris Hadfield is a truly remarkable Canadian hero, and to hear his story live and in person is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to be inspired and motivated to reach higher. He is living proof that education is the pathway to the stars, and we are honoured to help bring him to our city, " said Lance Chilton.

A limited number of general seating tickets are available to the public for $30 each. They can be purchased online.   Doors open at 9 a.m., with the presentation beginning at 10:15 a.m. The live presentation will be webcast to Georgian's other campus locations and those details will be provided closer to the event.

Media contact: Mark Hall, Senior Communications Specialist Georgian College, 705.728.1968, ext. 1008.


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