Sept 12, 2013 by Sky Hornig, communications advisor
The Stampede is very proud to be sponsoring Beakerhead–a new festival for anyone who likes merry-go-rounds, gothic rocketships, people in white lab coats doing back flips and robots (and really, who doesn’t?) The festival kicked off today in Stampede Park and is “a smash-up of art, creativity and engineering.”
There was dancing and drumming, and Jay Ingram, beach balls and loads of other cool things. Also: fireworks off the Calgary Tower.One of the many amazing things you can check out is Sustainival, a carnival entirely run on vegetable oil–and inspired by the idea of a biodeisel Gravitron.
The carnival uses about 3,500 litres of vegetable oil per event. They generate enough energy to power 300-500 homes! If you’ve ever wondered what turning oil into energy looks like, it’s kind of like this:There’s so much more to come from this festival, including a talk by 2013 Stampede Parade Marshal Chris Hadfield as well Beakernight which features giant spiders, a fortune telling laser kitty and Robot poetry. See you there!
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