Saint-Hubert, Quebec, March 28, 2002 – Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first
Canadian to ever do a spacewalk, will be speaking to groups of students and
business people in Toronto, Barrie and Sudbury between April 3 and 9, 2002.

Col. Hadfield is presently living in Star City, Russia, as NASA’s Director
of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. As NASA’s lead
representative his work includes coordination and direction of all Space
Station Crew activities in Russia, oversight of training and crew support
staff, as well as policy negotiation with the Russian Space Program and
other International Partners.

Media are invited to attend the following events:

Wednesday, April 3 - North York

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Who: 673 grade-9 students from 13 schools in
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.      664 grade-6 students from 21
schools in Toronto
Theme: Robotics and the
International Space Station
Where: Earl Haig School
100 Princess Avenue
North York

Thursday, April 4, 2002 - Toronto

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Who: 400-700 engineering students
Theme: The Future of Robotics in
Where: Medical Sciences Lecture Room
University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle

Friday, April 5, 2002 - Barrie

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Who: 750 grade-6 students
11:00 - noon      750 grade-6 students
Theme: Robotics and the
International Space Station
Where: Barrie Central Collegiate
125 Dunlop Street West

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Who: Barrie Industrial Community (Hosted by
City Hall)
Theme: Personal Experience
Where: Molson House
100 Molson park Drive

Saturday, April 6, 2002 - Mississauga

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Who: Attendance at First Robotics
Theme: The future of Robotics in
Where: Hershey Centre
5500 Rose Cherry Place

Monday, April 8, 2002 - Sudbury

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Who: 250 High School Students
Theme: Robotics and the
International Space Station
Where: Science North
100 Ramsey Lake road

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Who: College Students in various
technical sectors
Theme: The Future of Robotic
Technology in Canada
Where: Cambrian College
1400 Barrydowne Road

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 - Sudbury

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Who : 100 Engineering students
Theme : The Future of Robotics
Technology in Canada
Where : 11th floor of Parker
  Laurentian University
  Ramsey Lake Road