Activities & Events

Optional Arrival Activities on Saturday and Sunday:

  • Campus Tours (Saturday afternoon & evening, and Sunday all day) Finalists and Delegates are encouraged to join a guided campus tour on arrival day(s). Tours will be offered in the early afternoon and evening on Saturday, as well as all day Sunday. Tours will start with an overview of the essential CWSF facilities such as the McConnell Arena, the Athletics Complex, and followed by a 30-45 minute tour of lower campus. Be sure to have appropriate footwear. Remember that McGill is located on Mount Royal.
  • Swimming at McGill Athletics Complex (Saturday Evening, 18:00 - 20:00)
  • Hike Mount Royal Park (Various opportunities through the week): We are located at the base of Mount Royal Park. The trails up to Chalet Mont Royal are steps away from the residences. Please note: it is important to explore the mountain with others and never alone.  We will organize group adventures during the week for those interested.
  • The “EAST-WEST BOWL” You are welcome to watch the EAST-WEST Bowl at Molson stadium. This college football game will be held at Molson Stadium, McGill University on Saturday afternoon.

The [email protected] Evening Activity Line-Up:

On-going: Finalist & Delegate Thematic Lounges (Sunday to Thursday)
The McConnell Arena will be transformed into an amazing Finalist and Delegate lounge area. Themes will be established each evening, but regular activities will be on-going throughout the week.  Take part in putting a 9000 piece puzzle together, a fierce board game, play some video games, dance, or simply relax with new friends. The Finalist and Delegate Lounge is the place to be in the evenings if you need some downtime. The arena is located between the Exhibit Hall and the Upper Residences. 
Board games, cards, video games, books, movies, and sports equipment will be available each evening. Snacks will also be available nightly. Weather permitting, there will also be plenty of opportunities to play soccer, frisbee, volleyball, or blow some bubbles on the mountain.

MONDAY: McGill Campus Block Party

After a day of judging, come blow off some energy at the McGill Campus Block Party. Montreal Food Trucks look forward to feeding you near the McConnell Arena, while inflatable and carnival games will be set-up to increase that festival feeling. 
McConnell Arena will also be open (especially in case of rain), for those who want to sit and relax, or continue on that 9000 piece puzzle!

TUESDAY:  Sucrerie sur la Montagne (Sugar Shack on the Mountain) 

After a full day of touring Montreal, participants should save some energy for the evening lounges which will be transformed into a sugar shack for the night. You will be treated to sugar shack delights (such as pancakes and bacon for supper!), lots of entertainment and of course, “Tire sur la Neige” (Maple Taffy on the snow). 
The regular activities (including that 9000 piece puzzle) will also be available for those who don’t have the energy for dancing!

WEDNESDAY: Café-YUL, The CWSF Talent Night 

Montreal is renowned for it’s numerous cafés and artistic flair - and we often like to put these elements together. Back by popular demand, the CWSF Talent Night is back, with a Montreal twist. The acts will take place on stage throughout the evening, while the audience relaxes with a hot beverage and snack. 
Participants who wish to be part of the Talent Night are encouraged to apply through the registration system. If you would like to perform, please make sure you bring your instruments with you. We hope to announce the lineup by May 7th, 2016.  
The usual activities (board games, the 9000 piece puzzle, video games, cards, etc.) will also be available. 

Thursday: Awards Gala Dinner and MUCH Video Dance Celebration

The celebration of everyone’s accomplishments will continue on campus! CWSF 2016 registered participants will be bused to the McConnell Arena to enjoy a celebratory Gala Dinner and MUCH Video Dance. Snacks and the usual Finalist Lounge activities will be available as well. 

Friday: Farewell River Cruise on the St. Lawrence River

After an early dinner that will be held on campus, all participants will be bused to the Old Port of Montreal where they will board Le Maxim Cavalier for an evening river cruise and dance. Relax on the ship in the lounge areas, or dance up and down the river in the main ballroom. Be sure to take some pictures while it’s still daylight of Montreal from the River - it’s a spectacular view. Snacks will be provided.
Participants will be bussed back to campus, where it will be time to prepare for departure early Saturday morning. We hope that this river cruise will be a moment to remember as you bid farewell to new friends.