Chapter 12: Ottawa, Ontario

“Here we are now Still standing strong We’ll keep walking on Makes you wonder how far we’ve come” -Woodlove With a blink of an eye, we have reached the inevitable end of our year-long science tour across Canada. It is a bittersweet moment to have to say good-bye to a team that essentially became my…

Chapter 11F: Québec City, Québec

Finally, we arrived at our last stop in Québec: Québec City. Initially, we had problems finding a venue that could accommodate our exhibit and presentation requirements, but finally, Cégep Limoilou (Charlesburg campus) responded and agreed to host us. We could not be more thrilled with this location. The Cégep was equipped with a loading dock…

Chapter 11E: Montréal, Québec

Montréal would prove to be the most memorable stop for all the wrong reasons. While big cities generally meant more things to do around town, it also meant we had to deal with more traffic and tighter spaces. Collège de Maisonneuve was in a pretty busy part of town and it did not have the…

Chapter 11D: Trois-Rivières, Québec

Slowly but surely, we headed towards bigger cities. Our next stop was Trois-Rivières! This would a special place for one of our team members, Samuel because we would not only visit his hometown but we would also be visiting his old high school ( Séminaire Saint-Joseph). The old school was beautiful, rich with history and had…

Chapter 11C: Alma, Québec

Our schedule for Québec underwent changes since the beginning of the last leg of tour. We were supposed to be in Québec City during this time, but management had trouble finding a venue so we got re-routed to Alma. We took a ferry (for the last time) across the St. Lawrence River and then drove…

Chapter 11B: Rivière-du-Loup, Québec

Our second stop in Québec took us across the St. Lawrence River to a town called Rivière-du-Loup. This would be one of the last ferries would take on this tour (we would take the same ferry back on our way to Alma). The roads here were small and windy like St. John’s, but not quite as confusing!…

Chapter 11A: Baie-Comeau, Québec

We have finally arrived in the last province of the tour: Québec! Our first stop was the small city of Baie-Comeau located right along the northern part of the St. Lawrence River before it opens up to the ocean. This drive was long and particularly exhausting because we had torn down the exhibit in the…

Chapter 9C: Riverview, New Brunswick

Our final stop in New Brunswick was in Riverview, a town just outside of Moncton. Our venue, Riverview High School provided us a tight space in the library to set up our exhibit. Thankfully, everything fit through the doorway just fine. However, we had to adjust our layout due to some shelves and desk space…

Chapter 9B: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Without much of a break, we headed towards the beautiful city of Fredericton. We had passed this city on our way towards the east coast and so we were familiar with a bit of the downtown area already. Fortunately, we stayed close to downtown so access to food was all within walking distance. The hotel we…