Public viewing allowed the team to talk about their projects one last time, and also visit with many of their new friends from all over Canada (and Australia!) It also gave everyone a chance to see the projects of other finalists, and start preparing ourselves for the end of our great week here at Canada-Wide.
Before heading down to lunch, the team presented Dan with a signed sweatshirt in appreciation, and the rest of the delegates received umbrellas (which could have been useful a few days earlier!) which were soon also signed by the entire team.
One last lunch (chicken and lasagna), and then it was time to head back to the Project Hall (one last time on the long walk) for project take-down. Everything went smoothly and projects were rolled up into their carrying tubes for the trip home, and then the BASEF team lingered as they all signed each other's title boards and said goodbye to many of the other finalists and ambassadors.
The event had food (pizza, which apparently Windsor is "famous" for) and some basic activities, and the chance to mingle with other finalists one last time. Soon after it was time to go back to the residence (bus this time!), and many on our team continued to talk and visit with their newly found friends from all over, well into the night.
A personal note from George (blogger guy): This has been an incredible team of young men and women and it has been a privilege to share this week with them. They are all smart, hard-working, polite, and very respectful of others. Members of the team all supported each other and cheered for each other. All of us delegates/chaperones are very proud of this team, not only for what they have accomplished, but also because of the way that they are all excellent representatives for our region and their communities.
Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers, sponsors, and other supporters for making the Canada-Wide trips possible, and most of all thank you to the Team BASEF Students for doing such a great job and making us all so proud.