A few pictures from Saturday’s Trillium recognition ceremony and open house.
This is what it’s all about: our illustrious president, Jaymis, holds our shiny new plaque with Kitchener—Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife and Kitchener Centre MPP John Milloy.
About a year ago, we received a grant of $15,000 to purchase tools and equipment to help us improve the lab and expand on our mandate to encourage and facilitate making in the community. Here’s just a couple of the sweet bits of swag we snagged with the money:
A 3D printer
A CNC router table
Sean Howard kicks off the ceremony, looking sharp as our gracious voluntold Emcee
Our current MPP, John Milloy, congratulates us on receiving the grant and talks about community and innovation. Two of our favourite things!
Catherine Fife, MPP for our old location, when we received the grant, talks about how a small grant like this can go a long way at a place like Kwartzlab.
Jaymis talks about how the technology behind what Kwartzlab does has never been more accessible, and how a grant like this can make all the difference between being a good and useful place for people to share their skills and resources to being a place where we can build the future.
And so Catherine Fife presents Jaymis with our Trillium grant certificate with director Doug Moen looking on. Doug was instrumental in putting Saturday’s event together.
Photo op! Our speakers are joined by Christian Snyder, our landlord, and Charlotte Armstrong, friend of the Lab and wearer of many, many hats.
…including this one:
Bernie is showing off his new inventions: an interactive LED headpiece and corsage that react to sound. He built them for our friends, the band Post-Normal, here showing them off.
Everyone wants to try them on!
The 3D printer is also a big hit.
And Bob used it to whip up a pair of Ontario business card holders as a thank you for our guests.
A big thank you to our members for making the place presentable for the open house. Bernie put together an exhibit on our art wall of work by our members and our Artist in Residence for the winter, Meg Leslie.
And the shop’s never, ever been this clean!
Finally, thanks to Steph for providing the photos!