Unlike most years where we rush to get our bags packed and out the door for an early departure, today our plane departure is 8:30pm, and so we had the entire day available for some leisurely activities. We started with our best breakfast time of the entire week - 9:00am! The joy of "sleeping in"! After that it was time to pack up our suitcases and get everything ready. We then took a walk across the street from UPEI to the local Farmers market, which included a number of craft and other displays as well.
Back to the cafeteria for a quick lunch, and a chance to say goodbye one more time for the team from Australia - the Aussies were a big hit wherever we met them throughout the week. It was then time to catch a bus for the quick ride downtown, where we spent some time walking the area, and ending up at the harbour front. The Cows ice cream store was also a hit, of course!
By 5pm it was time to head back, one last bus ride back to the UPEI campus. Some of the team went to grab a last snack before the cafeteria closed, while others stayed in the lounge to watch the end of the Champions League final soccer game. As the game ended it was time to load up the bus to the airport, and after a very quick check-in and boarding, we were on the way home.
Canada-Wide Science Fair is over for another year. Congratulations to Team BASEF, you all worked hard and had great projects. More than that, you were great ambassadors for our region, helping each other on the team, and treating all others with respect. For me personally it was an honour and a privilege to spend the week with all of you fine young men and women, and I am very proud of all of you. All the best to everyone in whatever your futures hold for you.