Team Canada’s experience at MILSET ESI 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia this past week was absolutely phenomenal! It is difficult for us to sum up our adventure and to truly express our feelings about it. There are numerous highlights, memories, adventures, photos, and conversations we will never forget. Read more
We were awake at 5:00 am to finish packing and to catch the bus at 6:00 am. We arrived at the airport at 7:00 am, and now, at 9:00 am, are sitting in the departure lounge. We said goodbye to Stephanie who is travelling with her family. Dave has been collecting all the pictures taken by everybody, and currently has more than 16 Gb of data. Eventually he will post these on Flickr.
This was Tour Day. We all went to Chateau Červený Kameň, which is about a one hour bus ride from our residence. There has been a castle and large estate here for hundreds of years. It is now owned by the state, and a great deal of restoration has occurred since 1945. Read more
In the morning and afternoon, we went on one of eight fun trips which we had selected prior to arriving in Bratislava. The largest number of people went to Castle Devin and the Waterworks Museum. Castle Devin was well worth the visit. Others went to Kia Motors, Slovnaft, Bratislava Castle, Batov Channel, Power Plant Jaslovske Bohunice, Lipot thermal baths, Castke Lednice and Cave Driny. Read more
Day four of MILSET ESI 2011 got off to an early start with the upcoming Cultural Evening on everybody’s mind. After breakfast and a quick meeting at the convention center, everything except the choreography had been decided on and the Canadian delegation proceeded to the exhibit hall. The next eight hours were spent explaining the projects to others and exploring the world of ideas presented. Read more
Our day started off bright and early. After catching the bus on time, we gathered swiftly in the Incheba Exhibit Hall and had a powwow with the Quebec delegation. Here, we planned our performance for the Cultural Evening and decided on future meetings. Patrick made our meet so much more exceptional when an employee of the Exhibit Hall asked us to leave. Read more
After a long and arduous journey, Team Canada has arrived in one piece in Europe. By the time we got off the plane, we already felt like one big, happy family. While our delegates registered at the Druzba, we played a giant game of super-mega-ninja-destruction outside of our residence. Read more
We arrived safely in Bratislava yesterday. We settled in at the residence, had dinner, and had everyone in their rooms by 10:00 pm. This was easy since we had all been up for more than 30 hours by then. Today we had breakfast, took the 15 minute bus ride to the arena, and set up all the projects. Read more
Team Canada-MILSET has safely arrived in Paris and is curently waiting for two hours to board our plane to Vienna.
Forty seven students and nine delegates from six provinces are making their final preparations to represent Canada at MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. We expect to meet over 800 students from 60 countries with whom to explore our enthusiasm for science. We will learn a little of their culture, and make friends that last a lifetime. Read more