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Event Sponsorships

With the support of our community members and partners, we host two annual fundraising events that are vital in enabling us to fulfill our mission: to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) to life through fun interactive learning experiences.

With all proceeds directly supporting our educational programming, exhibits and outreach activities, both the Discovery Awards and Brain War are among the most unique and buzzed about events of the year. Each one provides exceptional sponsorship opportunities for partners who share our vision to empower our youth and grow Nova Scotia’s knowledge-based economy.

The Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards is our marquee fundraising event, recognizing exemplary individuals whose achievements in science and technology have helped to make Nova Scotia a leader on the world stage.

On November 22, 2018, we will celebrate the 16th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind community event. With significant promotion through a multi-platform campaign that includes print, social media, outdoor and television, the Discovery Awards provide high-profile recognition for our supporting partners.

We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities with attractive recognition packages. Examples of recognition pieces include, but are not limited to:

  • Logo recognition on the Discovery Awards website with a link to the sponsor website
  • Logo recognition on the partner page of the event program
  • Logo recognition on the category nominee page (for sponsors of award categories)
  • Opportunity to present an award on stage (sponsors of award categories)
  • Recognition in the Discovery Centre annual report
  • Complimentary tickets to the gala
Brain War

Our annual Brain War competition is a fun and innovative platform for the advancement of STEAM education. The first and only event of its kind in the region, Brain War brings together high school students, university students and members of the business community for a dynamic day of competition that is as engaging as it is educational. Through a marathon of skill-testing stations, participants compete in teams of four for the coveted championship title. Each station is designed by experts to challenge the participants in areas such as problem solving, spatial manipulation, memory, sensation (awareness), science knowledge and creativity.

The fifth annual Brain War competition will take place on February 23, 2018. This unique event offers a wide range of creative sponsorship opportunities with recognition pieces that include:

  • Logo recognition on the Brain War website
  • Logo recognition on the signage displayed at the challenge (competition) stations (for challenge sponsors)
  • Logo recognition on volunteer t-shirts (volunteer sponsors)
  • Thank you sponsor signage by volunteer desk and in volunteer room (volunteer sponsors)
  • Thank you sponsor signage in lunch area with sponsor logo (lunch sponsors)
  • Logo recognition on lunch bags with opportunity to include sponsor materials (lunch sponsors)
  • Thank you sponsor signage in reception area with sponsor logo (reception sponsors)
  • Social media shout-outs
  • Invitation to / verbal recognition at competition finals and reception

To learn more about available event sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Helen Dolan, Manager of Partnerships
T: 902.492.4422 x 2235

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