It’s not every day that a Canadian astronaut comes to town.  That’s set to happen in Timmins next Thursday, November 7th, and nine other places are going to have online access to him.

Dr. Dave Williams flew two space missions and took three spacewalks.  District School Board Northeast One chairman Bob Brush says Williams is coming to speak to educators… and then to the public that evening.  His topic: motivation and peak performance.

“We’re so happy to have him because talk and his experience fits in so nicely with our strategic plan, which is empowering all learners to reach personal excellence,” Brush explains.

Williams will be at the Dawson Theatre at Timmins High School at 6:30 that night.  His talk will be livestreamed to nine other DSB-1 schools.

CANADIAN ASTRONAUT DR. DAVE WILLIAMS

Thurs., Nov. 17, William Dawson Theatre, TH&VS

Livestreamed to:

  • Hearst High School

  • Kapuskasing District High School

  • Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School

  • Iroquois Falls Secondary School

  • Joseph H. Kennedy Public School, Matheson

  • Kirkland Lake District Composite School

  • Englehart High School

  • Timiskaming District Secondary School

  • Kerns Public School

Brush notes that Williams obviously motivated himself to reach for the stars.

“And not only being an astronaut.  He’s also an aquanaut, jet pilot, an emergency room doctor, scientist, CEO of I believe a large hospital.  He certainly has a message about motivation and peak performance.  I think it’s going to be excellent.”