Sunday, 12 May 2013

May 12 - CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge Alberta - University of Alberta

CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge Alberta - University of Alberta - May 11- 18, 2013 
QRSTF 2013  at Loyalist College -- We will be having viewing from 11:00-4:00 pm. The Award Show will start at 4:00.
Please come and visit.

CWSF 2013 --- QRSTF  BLOG (the many years of CWSF and QRSTF)
 The World of QRSTF - A mosaic created from pictures selected from all the QRSTF pictures over the last 3 years. 

QRSTF 2013 
Sunday May 12, 2013

Sunday May 12, 2013

Sunday, May 12 2013

07:00 am - 09:00 amBreakfastAtrium
08:00 am - 12:00 pmProject Setup1st Choice Savings Centre - Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 10:30 amCWSF Judging 101 Workshop for FinalistsAnderson Hall
11:30 am - 12:00 pmCWSF Judging 101 Workshop for FinalistsAnderson Hall
12:00 pm - 01:45 pmLunchAtrium
01:15 pm - 01:45 pmOrientation - Group C1st Choice Savings Centre - PE250
02:00 pm - 04:30 pmPublic Viewing1st Choice Savings Centre - Exhibit Hall
05:00 pm - 05:45 pmTransport to Opening Ceremonies1st Choice Savings Centre - West parking lot
06:00 pm - 08:30 pmOpening Ceremonies and Banquet (dress casual)ENMAX Centre
08:30 pm - 09:00 pmTransport to Campus
09:00 pm - 11:00 pmFinalists & Delegates LoungesStudents Union Ballroom


Team Quinte
Up and ready for another busy day. We Judging workshops,orientation sessions and the grand opening and banquet today. There is not a lot of down time today. Of course, making sure they know their project.
Time to get up and get moving. 
Our team was up and raring to go for breakfast at 7:30am this morning.  We enjoyed a walk in the coulee ( a large valley, with glacial impressions)  behind the residence following breakfast and realized as we huffed and puffed, "what goes down, must come up".  The white-tailed deer are very tame and we were able to get quite close to them and snap a few pictures.  We also caught pictures of the magpies that are numerous on campus.

We participated in a Judging 101 session before lunch which really just emphasized what we already knew about what to expect on Tuesday's judging day.  The one thing that was discussed by the team was how they only have 20 minutes with a judge to sell their projects.  The judges will have checked out the projects on Monday evening and so will be familiar with each project before they talk to each finalist.  Our team seems very confident about what they are going to say, especially our veterans Govind and Theresa.  With a balmy temperature of 26 degrees we enjoyed lunch outside overlooking the valley.  
A iron buffalo

on the peak of one of the neighbouring hills caught Aaron, Brandan and Theresa's attention, they couldn't resist and climbed to the top for another photo opportunity.

Off to the Exhibition Hall for a public viewing in the afternoon.  This was a chance for everyone to iron out the wrinkles in their talk and meet some of the other delegates.  Again, everyone on Team Quinte was relaxed and positive about the presentations they had.  Aysar and Govind had their picture beside the medals in the Exhibition Hall with hopes to be wearing them in a few days!
We then hopped on a bus for a short bus ride to the ENMAX Centre where we enjoyed our opening ceremonies.  There was lots of entertainment, including
a band, stilt-walkers, hoop dancers and a chemistry show with lots of explosions.  A lucky participant's name (out of the 480 candidates) was drawn to win a XBox Kinect and the winner was.....our own Aaron Morrison.
 The only thing to match this great win was the Leafs win tonight.  Aysar and Govind had the game live streamed at the table and there was a cheer in the room when they won.  Go Leafs Go!  Switching sports, the evening ended back on campus with a soccer game with Team Quinte (minus Aaron and Brandan who were intent on playing with their new prize) and several other groups joining in.  Overall, a great day.  Scott and I have decided that keeping the group together is often  like "herding cats". Then off to bed for all of them since tomorrow is a very long day.
Jane Moodey
Middle School Director


The city of Lethbridge, Alberta, developed from drift mines opened by Nicholas Sheran (1874) and the North Western Coal and Navigation Company (1882), whose president was William Lethbridge. Previous to this, the area now known as Lethbridge was part of the territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: the Kainai, the Piikani and the Siksika. 
Lethbridge enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine per year.
Lethbridge became a city on May 9, 1906.
The height of the CP Rail High Level Bridge is  95.7 metres and is the largest railway structure 
in Canada.
Lethbridge is one of only a few cities of its  size with two post-secondary institutions 
- Lethbridge College and the University of  Lethbridge. 
Agriculture is the main industry in southern  Alberta and plays an important role in the city’s 
retail, wholesale and service sectors. 
Lethbridge provides a central location from  which to see some of the most spectacular 
attractions and scenery that Alberta has to  offer.
Lethbridge offers more than 70 parks, 140 km  of walking and running trails, playgrounds and 
sports fields throughout the city.
  • Population of 89,074 (2012)

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