Gore, longtime teacher and science centre founder, dies at 82

A pillar of the Kamloops education community has died.

Gordon Gore, a longtime teacher and founder of the Big Little Science Centre, died on Wednesday, six days shy of his 83rd birthday.

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Born in Toronto, Gore grew up in Quebec and studied at McGill and the University of B.C. He taught science at high schools in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kamloops until his retirement in 1990, before training teachers at what was then University College of the Cariboo.

Gore launched Big Little Science Centre in 2000, starting out as a one-room project inside David Thompson elementary. The program quickly grew is popularity and size and moved several times, its latest iteration at 458 Seymour St. in downtown Kamloops.

Gore died after a long battle with multiple illnesses. A remembrance event is expected to be arranged at the Big Little Science Centre.

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