A Message – to Parents

We are excited to be hosting the 56th annual Canada-Wide Science in Regina, the Queen City and the capital of Saskatchewan.  Representing a land of vast expanses, small communities, and friendly people, the Regina 2017 Host Committee is ready to welcome visitors from all over Canada for this wonderful event!

As parents, we thought you might be interested in reading about some of the goals we have as a host team:
  • To provide a safe and secure environment for all participants:
    • All Finalists, Delegates, Staff and Volunteers are required to wear a name badge with their photo on it throughout the Festival. The back of the name badge includes emergency contact information as well as any relevant medical information (eg., allergies).
    • The host site for the Fair is the University of Regina campus. Students will spend most of their time in the Wakpá and Paskwāw residences, The Centre for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport, and the Riddell Centre, containing their rooms, the exhibit hall, and the cafeteria.  These buildings are adjacent to each other, and it takes only a couple of minutes to travel from one building to the next, using either the Academic Green outside or the hallways inside.  As one would expect from the prairies, there are no hills to climb!
    • In addition to the host team, there will also be campus security personnel available to help ensure a safe environment. All finalists and delegates will be staying in residence accommodations.  Our residences are controlled access, meaning that exterior doors are kept locked after 11:00 pm.  We have live-in staff in each building and work closely with our campus security to ensure the safety of all of our guests.  Meals will be served in the Riddell Centre where participants are free to choose items that are safe for them.  Please be sure to tell us about special dietary needs on the registration form and encourage your student to identify these needs to their delegate(s) as well as food service staff in our dining room and at events if they have any questions.
    • Please ensure that your child understands that the adults appointed by his/her regional science fair (known as the delegates) are acting on your behalf, and that your child must have any activity approved by that adult before proceeding. It is vital to your child’s safety and well being that we have delegates fulfill this parental role at CWSF 2017. It is equally important that your child recognize the delegates’ authority as well as that of any authorized CWSF officials or appointed delegates, who are ensuring a safe environment for everyone’s sake.
    • As part of the registration process, everyone (student finalists and delegates alike) should view the CWSF Orientation Video (add link) to learn about emergency procedures, safety, and expectations for behavior. An emergency contact list will also be provided to all participants.
  • To provide the finalists with exciting new experiences and opportunities to create memories and friendships to last a lifetime:
    • From our opening event to evening activities, tours of our province, STEAM, a Festival of Learning, the awards ceremony and closing event, we have planned lots of incredible experiences for your student.  Please encourage them to be open to these experiences and make the most of this week!
 
Further CWSF 2017 details will be posted on this website in the months ahead, so simply review the content as May 2017 approaches. If you have any questions or require more information between now and then, please refer to the contact details. During the week of the fair, there will be a CWSF App featuring daily information to help you keep up with the activities. We will be sending a link out to all selected participants in early May.  
 
If you plan to travel to Regina for CWSF 2017, we have created a Visitor’s package that may be of interest you. More information can be found here: http://cwsf.youthscience.ca/visitors-package
 
We look forward to welcoming your young scientist to Regina and plan to make this event an amazing experience for everyone!  
 
- Jim Jo and Jim Langen on behalf of the CWSF2017 Local Host Committee

 

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