Pulses: The Ideal Partner - Travelling Exhibition

National travelling display

2016 is the International Year of Pulses and a great opportunity for Canadians to learn that pulses — dried peas, bean, lentils, and chickpeas, which are all edible seeds of plants in the legume family — are a healthy and sustainable food. Even though Canada is one of the world’s largest pulse producers and exporters, most Canadians know very little about this family of nutritious foods. To highlight the International Year of Pulses, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, in partnership with Pulse Canada, has developed a first-of-its-kind travelling exhibition to raise awareness about pulses.

Composed of five modular pods, the exhibition can travel to any community in Canada, and presents pulses as an “ideal partner" for our health, environmental sustainability and Canada’s agriculture industry. Each pod is an independent unit focusing on a specific benefit of pulses. Throughout the exhibition, visitors explore the topic through text and images, as well as interactive components. Visitors will be excited to learn about pulses’ long history in Canada as well as the role that pulses play in global food security as they provide an affordable, sustainable source of high fibre, low fat protein.  

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Detailed information on this travelling exhibition available for download in PDF format.

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Travel Schedule:

Pulse Feast, Design Exchange, Toronto, ON January 6, 2016
Crop Week, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK  January 11 – 14, 2016
Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK January 15 – 20, 2016
Farm Tech, Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton, AB January 26 – 28, 2016
Western Development Museum, North Battleford, SK February 6 – 24, 2016
Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg, MB February 27 – March 3, 2016
Pulse Canada Reception, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON March 8, 2016
Expo manger santé et vivre vert, Palais des congrès de Montréal March 11 – 13, 2016
Expo manger santé et vivre vert, Palais des congrès de Québec March 19 – 20, 2016
Aggie Days, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB  April 6 – 10, 2016
Millennium Library, Winnipeg, MB April 14 – 27, 2016
Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB July 7 – 17, 2016
Western Development Museum, Yorkton SK July 22 – August 7, 2016
Western Development Museum, Moose Jaw, SK August 11 – 28, 2016
Portes ouvertes sur les fermes du Québec, Longueuil QC September 11, 2016
175th Stratford Fall Fair, Stratford ON September 22 – 25, 2016
Science East, Fredericton NB October 5 – 24, 2016
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON November 4 – 13, 2016
Trent University Library, Trent ON November 17 – 30, 2016


Maren Hackett, Outreach Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
1-866-442-4416 (toll free in Canada)


Madeleine Goodwin
International Year of Pulses Co-ordinator
Pulse Canada

International Year of Pulses logo

Pulse Canada

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