Chapter 4B: Fort McMurray, Alberta

While we expected the set-up at our Fort McMurray venue to be difficult, it was clear that we hadn’t quite prepared ourselves enough. This was an interesting school as it was connected with a YMCA facility. In order to get to the gym, we needed to bypass the YMCA entrance and use their narrow ramp…

Chapter 4A: Grande Prairie, Alberta

We’ve finally made it to our first stop in Alberta: Grande Prairie. The load-in here was in sharp contrast to our Yellowknife situation. To start with, it was much warmer in Grand Prairie (most of the snow was melting) and we could easily wheel in our exhibit and equipment. We have been through an interesting…

Chapter 3B: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

There’s something about the territories that fills me with wonder and joy; I can’t pinpoint what it is exactly. Maybe it’s the tight knit community, the local artists, the northern lights or the chilling temperatures below -30 °C (I suppose I could do without the cold temperatures). Our time in Yellowknife was truly spectacular, although…

Chapter 2G: Fort St. John, BC

So we’re revisiting the end of Chapter 2 again, because I failed to realize Fort St John was still in British Columbia (although it is pretty close to the Alberta border). Once we finished up in Whitehorse, we actually flew back to Prince Rupert (where we left our vehicle) and headed east towards Fort St.…

Chapter 3A: Whitehorse, Yukon

Wow, it seems so surreal now, but just last week I was in Whitehorse, Yukon. It’s a place that I never thought I’d get an opportunity to see and I’m still over the moon just thinking about it! We were stationed at F.H. Collins Secondary School where we had full days of presentations and exhibit…

Chapter 2F: Prince Rupert, BC

Prince Rupert was our second last stop in beautiful British Columbia and boy, was it a spectacular drive there! After driving a little over 1200 km from Kamloops, we reached Charles Hayes Secondary School (CHSS) in Prince Rupert. The weather up there caught me off guard, because I was promised a lot of snow, ice and…

Chapter 2E: Kamloops, BC

The adventure from Port Coquitlam to Kamloops was about a 4 hour drive and was absolutely beautiful. We weaved through the Coquihalla highway and passed by beautiful mountains. We finally encountered our first bit of snow which actually became quite a big issue when we were tipping the truck at the Kamloops Christian School. Since…

Chapter 2D: Port Coquitlam, BC

Our stop in Port Coquitlam was a highly anticipated event, especially since it was to be an extravagant science carnival. Ed, the science teacher at Terry Fox Secondary School had been planning this event for several months and wanted to bring 1000 visitors to the event. In combination with the the Power of Ideas tour,…

Chapter 2C: Vancouver, BC

One of the first things I did when I arrived in Vancouver was a bicycle search. In a city with so much bicycle infrastructure, I felt compelled to bike everywhere. I was lucky and had a friend who let me borrow his bike – thanks Parker! At the time, there was no snow in Vancouver,…