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Bruce County Museum to showcase new exhibit at SWERVE event this September

What do chert, hockey sticks, patents and battling robots have in common?

Here’s a hint: Innovation has helped shape our region in some form or another, from Bruce, Grey, and Huron’s earliest communities to today—because “Innovation Lives Here.”

That’s the name of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s exhibit “pod” at the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s SWERVE event, a free public festival running from September 9 to 11 at the Southampton Coliseum.

Each of SWERVE’s exhibit pods and new technology encounters will bring to life hands-on, immersive experiences for visitors of all ages.

At the event, BMC&CC will be giving guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their new “Made in Bruce” exhibit coming to the Museum next year.

With a hands-on feel for how we will live and work in the future, the exhibit illustrates how our region is rooted in innovation.

As Cathy McGirr Director, Museum & Cultural Services, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre says:

“Innovation thrives in rural communities and for as long as people have lived in our region, they have been inventing and applying for and receiving patents. Stop by the BMC&CC pod to get a sneak peek at some innovations and patents from our newest exhibition ‘Made in Bruce,’ opening January 2023.”

So, what do chert, hockey sticks, patents and battling robots have in common? You’ll have to come to SWERVE to find out!

Set a calendar reminder so you don’t miss out—the event takes place over three days at the Southampton Coliseum in Saugeen Shores, Ontario:

  • Friday, September 9 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A first-of-its-kind event, SWERVE is supported by NII’s Founding Members, the Power Workers' Union and other partners committed to bringing unique STEM opportunities to Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties.

Stay tuned for other partnership announcements, contest news and more in the coming weeks leading up to the event—follow along at, on Instagram @NIIExplore and Facebook @OntarioNII.


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