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On March 2, your Eden Flyers were supposed to make the trip to the beautiful city of Waterloo, Ontario for the Provinical Cardboard Competition at the Waterloo Recreation Center. Disappointingly, the weather did not co-operate and we were snowed out. Sadly, George Lister, Alexis Anderson, Adam Neufeld and Andrew Klassen did not have the opportunity to bring home the hardware and for once, a team from somewhere other than the DSBN was able to win the provincials.
Eden students were successful once again at this year’s DSBN Technological Skills Challenges. The challenges give students an opportunity to showcase their skills by competing in various events related to the skilled trades and technologies. The following are the Eden medal winners from this year’s competitions. Congratulations to all of our students that participated!
TV and Video Production
This year we had 2 entries in the local robotics competition at our own high school. and at the end of the day the decision was made to manufacture a new robot for skills in Waterloo. The team of Adam Neufeld, Scott Hooper, Alexis Anderson and Nicole Wiens started from scratch and are ready in time for the May Provincial Competition.
Skills Ontario Championships
Congratulations to Owen Zhou for finishing 5th in the province in Computer Aided Manufacturing and to the robotics squad of Nicole Wiens, Adam Neufeld, Scott Hooper and Alexis Anderson who finished 10th in the province out of 23 teams that scored points in the round robin play. Jacob Martens finished 15th in the individual Carpentry competition.
On Oct 4, 2016, 26 teams travelled to the YMCA Pool in order to qualify to represent Eden at the Skills Ontario Provincial Qualifier scheduled for Dec 6 in Toronto. The winning teams at the end of the afternoon were Ben Busca and Tyler Bush in The Bikini Bottomers with a boat that sped down the pool in 15.20 seconds and held 715 lbs and the team of Owen Zhou and Ryan Epp in Niu Bi which was paddled down the pool in a time of 16.9 seconds and held a weight of 587 lbs.
On Tuesday, December 6, your Eden Flyers made the trip to Toronto in order to take part in the Regional Cardboard Boat Event put on by Skills Ontario. After a long, gruelling van ride, your cardboard boat heroes came out building. Eden was going to take the first step in trying to win back the provincial championship and qualify for this year's provincials by finishing in the top three. After the two hours of building had finished, both Eden squads were confident going into the testing portion of the competition. At the end of the day,both teams finished in the top 3 at the Toronto Qualifier at Bendale S.S. qualifying for the Provincials in March. The bronze medal boat was powered down the pool by Josh Martens in 22 seconds. The boat held a grand total of 520 lbs before it sank. The gold medal boat cruised down the pool in 14 seconds with Dain Johnson at the helm. Their boat held an impressive 720 lbs before sinking. Congartulations to Mack Thwaites, Ryan Epp, Owen Zhou, Ben Busca, Amanda Mitchell and Jazmin Wolf who along with Dain and Josh will be heading to the beautiful town of Waterloo, Ontario on March 5 to compete in the Provincial Championship competition.
Mcmaster Engineering Olympics 2016
On Thursday, October 20, 13 grade 12 students travelled to Mcmaster University in Hamilton. We had an action packed day competing in the annual engineering olympics competitions although we did get a bit wet along the way. At the end of the day, the only hardware earned was a solid 3rd place finish in the teacher challenge by yours truly. I now have $200 in scholarship $ for someone next fall entering Mac for engineering or science.