Activities & Events

Campus Tours - Optional (Sunday and Monday)

Finalists and delegates are encouraged to join us for a guided campus tour on arrival day(s). Tours will be offered in the early afternoon and evening on Sunday, as well as Monday morning. Tours will start with an overview of the essential CWSF facilities.

Mini Rendezvous (Sunday, during the day)

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina will be hosting a Mini Science Rendezvous with exciting scientific demonstrations on the Academic Green space for the entertainment of arrivals!  Keep your eye on the green for fun things to see! 

Finalist Lounge Meet and Greet at the Owl (Sunday 8:00-10:00 p.m.)

Join your fellow finalists as the University of Regina welcomes you to our campus with a relaxed evening in the Owl, the campus restaurant. Here you can meet other finalists from all over Canada as you prepare for what will surely be an exciting week! Bring your pins and a smile! Don't forget to wear your Regina “R” pin.

Activities Opening Ceremonies & Banquet (Monday)

The Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Event will be held Monday, May 15 at the Callie Curling Club from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Participants will experience warm and friendly Prairie hospitality! The opening ceremonies will feature entertaining performances and fantastic food from the Southern Saskatchewan region. There is no need to dress up for the event, just eat, relax, and have fun! Meet new people and get acquainted, and have a casual evening before judging day!

Powerhouse of Discovery and IMAX (Tuesday Evening)

After the day of judging, come to the Eastern side of Wascana Park for a barbecue on the grounds of the Powerhouse of Discovery, Saskatchewan’s Science Centre, which includes an IMAX theatre. Three levels of science activities will be open to you, with three IMAX showing throughout the night. IMAX tickets will be limited, so keep your ears open for more information!

Activities – On Campus Finalist & Delegate Lounges, (Monday-Saturday evenings)

We will have board games in the Finalist and Delegate Lounge, which will be hosted in the Owl, in the Riddell Centre (right next to your dining hall). There are also large common spaces in Wakpá and Paskwāw residences on every floor, with the second floor common areas being the largest. There will also be outdoor options based in a tent on the Academic Green. We plan to have options for students of all types and temperaments! There will be no lounge on Tuesday (we’re keeping you out late), and Friday’s lounge will be at the Conexus Arts Centre, for those who need a break from the dance.

Activities Tour Day (Wednesday)

Explore Saskatchewan and the unique prairie environment! (Indicate your priority for each tour in the registration system). Every CWSF 2017 participant will spend Tour Day (Wednesday) visiting Saskatchewan attractions by highway coach with a tour guide. (Tours within the city will use a school bus.) Lunch will be provided.
Saskatchewan is a place of huge distances and long drives – some tours will leave early and return late. Please note the estimated tour length when you are indicating your priorities for tours.
Tour day will include expeditions to the following locations. When you assign priorities, be sure you read the tour descriptions carefully; there are different variations of tours that travel to the same place but visit different attractions.

UR a Scientist! (Thursday Afternoon)

Finalists assign priorities to sessions offered by faculty members and researchers on campus at the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Session topics range from bat biology, plastics manufacturing, biomechanics, theoretical physics, cryptology, chemical synthesis, vaccines, cartography, bird biology, drafting, nursing, and more!