As part of our 2015 Northern Tour, and with a focus on engaging youth and students, Cameco is holding science fairs in five northern Saskatchewan communities. On October 26th, residents of Pinehouse got a chance to learn about Cameco's operations. Four more stops are planned for the traveling science fair.
Cameco’s fall northern tour has a focus on youth, understanding the science behind our industry and celebrating the success of our northern business partners. Travelling with us to many of our partner communities this fall will be Kendall Netmaker, the founder and CEO of Neechie Gear.
Kendal grew up on Sweetgrass First Nation in southern Saskatchewan and is one of Canada’s most prominent young indigenous entrepreneurs. Kendal is excited about the opportunity to work with Cameco and come north with us to share his inspiring story with young people.
Cameco will also be bringing owners and managers of many of our business partners to our stakeholder communities so people have a chance to talk directly about career opportunities with Cameco and our partner companies.
Also, as part of the youth focus, Cameco staff from our environment, exploration and mining operations will be joining us for several stops along the tour where we will be inviting school children from various grade levels to be part of our “science fair.”
As part of this approach, we will be adopting an interactive format to help explain show we explore for uranium, the different methods we use to mine the deep, high grade uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin and the milling process which turns uranium ore into a product called yellowcake.
Yellowcake is the raw ingredient for uranium fuel used in nuclear power plants around the world and is a major Saskatchewan contribution to helping address the need for clean energy. Community members have told us they want to know more about how Saskatchewan uranium operations fit into the uranium fuel cycle.
Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you this fall in the following communities:
Sept. 29 – Stanley Mission – Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial School
Sept. 30 – Southend – Reindeer Lake School
Oct. 20 – Buffalo Narrows – Twin Lakes Community School
Oct. 21 – Ile a la Crosse – Rossignol High School
Oct. 22 – Beauval – Valley View School
Oct. 26 – Pinehouse – Pinehouse Village Hall (meeting) & Minahik Waskahigan Elementary School (supper)
Nov. 2 – Fond du Lac – Father Gamache Memorial School
Nov. 3 – Black Lake – Father Porte Memorial School
Nov. 4 – Wollaston Lake/Hatchet Lake – Father Megret High School
Nov. 10 – English River-Patuanak – St. Louis School