Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation

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Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Travelling Exhibition
A person with long blond hair, wearing a black blazer and jeans walks between two exhibition modules.  The modules are made up of panels that create a semi-circle.  The panels are primarily yellow in colour.

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It does not get any more Canadian than Canola! Canada /ola(oil low acid).

How does a plant breeding innovation become, in just a few decades, the most profitable commodity for Canadian farmers? Part of its success is due to its versatility – this crop is used as a healthy culinary oil, a protein source for animals, to power cars and much more. Today, the canola industry contributes billions of dollars to the Canadian economy!

Produced by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum to mark the 50th anniversary of this ‘Made in Canada’ crop, Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation explores the science behind the development, cultivation and future of this crop, as well as its uses in industries from food processing to transportation. Discover Canola through your five senses and immerse yourself within the environments of the two bright yellow pod-shaped structures— a canola field, and a processing plant.

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Travel Schedule:

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Where When
Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK September 7, 2022 - January 28, 2023
Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB July 8 - 17, 2022
Swift Current Museum, Swift Current, SK February 21 - June 26, 2022
777 Bay Street, Toronto, ON January 8 - January 29, 2020
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, ON November 1 - November 10, 2019
Sam Waller Museum, The Pas, MB June 7 - September 27, 2019
Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK April - June 2019
Western Development Museum, North Battleford, SK December 2018 - March 2019
Rusty Relics Museum, Carlyle, SK November - December 2018
Western Development Museum, Moose Jaw, SK August 4 - October 2018
Western Development Museum, Yorkton, SK April 24 - July 8, 2018
Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, Lloydminster SK Jan 13 - Apr 15, 2018
Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina SK Sep 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, University of Manitoba, Glenlea MB Aug 23 - Sep 24, 2017
Manitoba Agriculture Museum, Austin MB July 22 - Aug 11, 2017
Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB July 6 - 16, 2017
Sunnybrook Farm Museum, Red Deer, AB May 1 - July 2, 2017
Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg, MB March 10 - 23, 2017
Canola Council Convention, Winnipeg, MB March 7 - 9, 2017
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa, ON February 14 - 28, 2017

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