Beelieve Campaign

A New Hive Worth all the Buzz

What started 30 years ago as a travelling science show from the back of a van, has now grown to the largest science centre in Atlantic Canada and one of the region’s most loved family institutions. The Discovery Centre has been a pillar of scientific discovery in Nova Scotia, pollinating 1.4 million minds by reinforcing curiosity, knowledge and innovation. But today, we are on the precipice of something monumental with our new, state-of-the-art facility on the Halifax waterfront.  

In 2009, the seed was planted with a tremendous gift from Nova Scotia Power and its parent company Emera – over 40,000 square feet of space in their corporate headquarters and title sponsorship of the new Energy Gallery. This incredible gift kicked off an 8-year capital campaign raising $24 million dollars toward the facility construction, exhibits and expansion of educational programming. 

It is through the substantial generosity and vision of our partners and donors including three levels of government and a host of corporate and individual donors that the new Discovery Centre became a reality in February 2017.  

These partners showed tremendous visionary leadership and desire to invest in our children, our province and our future. Together, we are changing the face of science in Nova Scotia, and for that we are very thankful. 

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Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Medavie Blue Cross
IMP Group
J & W Murphy Foundation
RBC Royal Bank
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
Wilson Fuel Company Ltd
Clearwater Seafoods Limited 
Lindsay Construction
McCain Foundation
Canadian National Railways
TD Bank Group
Great-West Life
The Sobey Foundation and Sobeys Inc.
Donner Canadian Foundation
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.
Shaw Group
The Stevens Family Foundation
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline
Atlantic Digital Reproductions Inc.
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Theriault Financial Inc.
Seaboard Transport Group 
Spectra Energy
The Municipal Group of Companies
S.M. Blair Family Foundation 


Wade K. Dawe 
The Keating Family
Roy and Gertrude Bishop
Marjorie Lindsay
The Verschuren Family
Nasim and Rhonda Ghosn
Will and Beth Apold
Wes and Diane Campbell
Fred and Elizabeth Fountain
Marjorie Fountain
Jim Spatz and Valerie MacDonald
Senator Kelvin and Roleen Ogilvie 
Rod and Robin MacLennan
Michele Williams 
Karen and James Farquhar 
William Ritchie and Family
Margaret and George Waye 
Steve, Jennifer and Maya Ashton 
Raphael-Ornstein Family 
Hans and Dani Himmelman
Robert and Mary Anne White
Stephen and Hilary Rankin 
Nancy Norwood 

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Andrew Boswell 
Lesley and Dov Bercovici 
Mark and Jennifer Parkhill
Carol and Colin Dodds 
Angela and Michael Johnston
Chuck and Shelley Bridges
Renée Fournier
Mary and Rick Emberley
Andrew Boswell
CBRE Limited
Doug Raphael
Eastport Financial
Gerald Lawson
Gerhard Stroink
Ian Wilson
L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal Ltd.
Liz Crocker
Nan MacDonald
Robert Bond
Rob Thacker and Linda Campbell
Tim Moore
Craig Foundation
Jason and Jordan Ghosn  

Beelieve Campaign Cabinet

Ian Wilson, Chair
Cory Bell
Dov Bercovici
Diane Campbell
Dr. Colin Dodds
Andrew Doyle
Rick Emberley
Hon. Myra Freeman, C.M., O.N.S.
Ronald Mitton
Jennifer Parkhill
Ian Penny
Steve Rankin 

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