“In support of science, education and innovation” Dr. Lela Maslesha, Donor

Nikola Tesla’s 163rd Birthday

Nikola Tesla’s 163rd Birthday
July 10th @ 6: 30 pm
Riverbend Library, 460 Riverbend Square
 
Hello Members and Friends,
 
We have some very exciting news!….The Mayor of Edmonton is declaring July 10th to be Nikola Tesla Day and we are celebrating!…..The preparations are still in works but this is already shaping up to be a historical day and we hope to see you on the 10th!…The space is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience as we expect a large turnout for this event….We are also preparing a Nikola Tesla display in Riverbend Library throughout July and if you have any memorabilia and Tesla artifacts, let us know as we would be happy to include these…The display case will be locked so that everything should be secure….Our speaker for the July 10th event is Dr. Adam Bergren from Nano Technology Centre (formerly NINT — National Institute for Nano Technology) and, much like Tesla, he is a scientist and inventor…His talk is, no doubt, going to leave a lasting impression on all of us!…..
 
We are currently inviting some key guests, and Mr. Tim Cartmell has already confirmed his attendance….
 
Following the event at the Riverbend Library our activities will continue with a parade of cars over the High Level Bridge that will be lit up in blue…More details and a press release will be provided closer to the date of event…
 
Join us on this exciting evening!….Participate in the festivities and light up Edmonton by lighting up — preferably in blue — your office, home, institution, etc….And by doing this recognize that you are able to do so, because of Tesla…This event and proclamation is our way of saying “thank you Tesla for everything that you did for the world”….Lights up!
2019 Tesla BD Poster

 

Pi Day

 

Pi Event, March 13, 2019

Brookview Community Centre, 280 Bulyea Road

 

Notes

 

We had a very informative and entertaining evening. This was truly a gathering of like-minded people with interest and enthusiasm, starting with the speaker, Dr. Elaine Beltaos-Kerr, for Mathematics. Mathematics is elegant, mysterious and powerful! Pi is a perfect representation of all of these characteristics of Mathematics. As usual, we had a couple of interesting Tesla Tales. We even had a fellow member sport his Tesla socks that he bought in Montreal! A demonstration of Tesla Coil was welcome by some newcomers.

 

A special attendee was our First Nikola Tesla Award for Innovation in Higher Education recipient, Ms. Tara Voogd from Lakeland College in Vermillion.

 

As mentioned above, it was an entertaining night with a reception, pie testing and recognition of the winner of the pie contest. Dr. Moira Walker was the winner with her delicious strawberry rhubarb pie. Unfortunately, not everyone got a chance to taste it as it disappeared in no time! There were some other amazing pies. Our regular Tesla baker, Ms. Lydia Emanuel – not in the contest as she is on the Board – baked two pies that also disappeared in no time. Her decorations are always reflecting the theme of the event and this time, she gave the “Pi” a very special recognition! The photos below taken by Mr. Gene Emanuel tell the story of this memorable event.

 

Special thanks to Mr. Milos Dumanovich, Mr. Gene Emanuel and Dr. Angela Beltaos for their assistance at this event. Most of us were from our community at the hall.  The hall booking was made possible by a member and a former Board member Ms. Vesna Farnden and her spouse Mr. Peter Farnden. Thank you Vesna and Peter!

 

Welcome to new members and thanks to those who renewed their membership. Lillian