Though it wasn't very busy this morning, there were still people asking questions and looking at the projects - Paul even had one of his judges return to talk to him some more.
|Paul discussing his project|
|Joseph discussing his project|
Once Public Viewing finished up at noon, we went out for a quick "Team Ontario" picture with all the other teams from across Ontario, and then it was off to lunch. After lunch we took down the projects, and the projects were rolled up into the carry tube, ready for the return home.
|Preparing for Team Ontario Picture|
|Some free time|
Soon it was time to board the busses to head out to the waterfront, to take part in the Farewell River Cruise for the CWSF participants. It was a great two hour cruise along the Montreal river front, a scenic trip that also give the team and other students one last chance to play some games and dance a little.
|Jack rescuing Paul's frisbee|
|Some Tired Team BASEF Members!|
Once it was over, it was back to the McGill campus, time to pack up and get ready to leave tomorrow. A few card games still left to play, and also the traditional "signing of the boards" (the project title backboards that the students get to keep). Tomorrow it will be early to rise (6:30am!) to get breakfast and then catch the busses to the train station, and the catch the train back to Toronto and then to Burlington. By this time tomorrow everyone will be sleeping in their own beds, and reflecting on the great week all got to spend at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
|Signing Boards and Saying Goodbye|
Finally, as chaperones of this team of 16 exceptional young people, it has been an absolute pleasure and honour to be able to share this week with them. The entire team was without exception respectful, polite, helpful to their peers, and terrific representatives of their schools, cities, and the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair. We can't even begin to express how proud we are of them all, and we look forward to hearing about their endeavors and accomplishments in the future. Thank you to the students of Team BASEF 2016 for making this week an amazing experience for us all!!