Transcription – Welcome to the 2018 Let’s Talk Science Challenge
[Minister Kirsty Duncan stands in front of a white background, speaking to the camera]
[Text on screen: The Honourable Kirsty Duncan – Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities]
Hi, I'm Kirsty Duncan, Canada's Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
Welcome to the 2018 Let's Talk Science Challenge!
Let me start by saying how proud I am of all of you today.
It makes me very happy that so many of you across Canada are captivated by science.
When I was young, I was much like you: curious, excited and full of questions about the world around me.
And you know what?
I am still like that.
That need to discover new things is what makes a great scientist.
That journey to find something new can inspire us to go even further.
It can challenge us.
And excite us.
You are never bored when you're a scientist.
Today is the start of your journey and it's anyone's guess to where you will go next.
I wish you all the best of luck and lots of fun and excitement along the way.
And I want you to know …. Canada is behind you!