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Discovery Centre Closer to Reality

The dream of having an exhibition, recreation and hotel complex is now closer than ever as Mitch Winnicki of Huntington and Worth, has now completed graphics for the exterior and interior of the Discovery Centre.

The concept of building a Discovery Centre was identified by Vulcan area questionnaires and stakeholders interviews in March 2011, conceptualized in the Community Brand Action Plan later that year with more specific input collected at the April 1, 2015, Action Plan Focus Day.

The Discovery Centre vision is to create a space with potential ideas which may include: convertible exhibition area for trade shows or recreation, art exhibits, incubation labs, meeting rooms, stand alone theatre for live performance, presentations or movies, library, media centre and attached hotel.

The Discovery Centre will endeavor to deliver the brand promise of expanding on our Star Trek fame to pursue technology excellence in
Agriculture, Health Care, Education, the Environment and the Home.

The Discovery Centre will also enhance the attractiveness and recreation capacity of our remarkable community.

The Development Committee of the Vulcan Brand Innovation team will soon begin the process of consulting and formulating the next steps toward making the Discovery Centre a reality.

Signs of Innovation and Cooperation

VBIT member, Colleen Carey was visiting Tofino, BC last April and noticed their pedestrian crossings had whales painted into the design. She thought this could be a simple, effective & inexpensive way to incorporate Vulcan’s brand of Star Trek & Technology. Incorporating the Star Trek emblem on our cross walks would increase curb appeal while enhancing our famous star trek connection. There’s more!

The vTV Network

Vulcan Television Network is a collection of specialized channels, offering content targeted at a rural consumer. Produced about, for and by the people of Vulcan, this first in Canada online Community Television Network can be used and enjoyed by a broad range of local and non-local stakeholders. From the broadcast of a high school hockey game to a large multi-national corporation with a need to educate farmers on a new combine, vTV will offer a platform to reach both a local and a global audience. There’s more!

Leonard Nimoy

“A life is like a garden,” Leonard Nimoy wrote in his final tweet February 22, 2015 “Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.”

Leonard Nimoy’s passing on February 27, 2015 will leave a deep void in the small town of Vulcan, but his enduring cultural legacy will live on for generations to come. Best known for his role as Spock, Nimoy was also honoured for his directorial skills (he directed Three Men & a Baby), photography, and philanthropy. The community of Vulcan was fortunate enough to have been on the receiving end of Mr. Nimoy’s philanthropy when he called the Calgary Herald March 19, 2009 after reading Eric Volmers article about our failed bid to land the world premiere of J.J. Abram’s 2009 Star Trek reboot. Without his agents, or Paramount’s knowledge, he reached out to our community to lend his support, which culminated with his much lauded visit to Vulcan.

In 2013, he again lent his support to Vulcan, through his backing of the Vulcan Brand Innovation Team and the Branding Plan. We are honored that he endorsed our endeavors, encouraging us to create a community where all could “Live long and prosper.”

Thank you Mr. Nimoy – for sharing some of your perfect moments with us.

The VBIT Team