13.7 C
Kawartha Lakes
Friday, May 24, 2024
No menu items!
HomeNewsAstronaut Chris Hadfield hopes to inspire students in Lindsay to reach for...

Astronaut Chris Hadfield hopes to inspire students in Lindsay to reach for the stars

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has spent the last few days in Lindsay speaking to students at local schools. He’s also speaking at at fundraiser for United Way, City of Kawartha Lakes Thursday night to raise money for the organization.

Hadfield is the first Canadian to walk in space. He’s the first Canadian to command the international space station. Hadfield, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He’s now retired but spends his days speaking to students and teaching others about the wonders of the world.

Here’s some of the inspiring words he had for students, his thoughts on science as a subject in school and what the United Way means to Canada.

Don't forget to sign up for our morning newsletter.

Catch up on all the local news while enjoying your coffee.

Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

Most Popular

Kawartha 411