The Western Manitoba Science Fair is the Regional Science Fair for Southwestern Manitoba and has been in operation since 1969. It provides an opportunity for students to showcase their scientific talent for their parents, teachers, and the community. Applicants come from grades 1 through 12. The WMSF is a full day event, held in spring every year, and we usually host around 500 hundred students. The participants set up their projects first thing in the morning, and then judging begins! After presenting their projects to the judges, the participants are provided with some entertainment and educational activities (the ‘Science Olympics’) while the judges are tabulating their results. In the early afternoon there is a public viewing of the projects where community members and media can view the projects and talk to the participants. The award/medal ceremonies are held at the end of the day. We award bronze, silver, and gold medals, in addition to various Special Awards. The final awards of the evening are Best of Fair and the Runner(s) Up; these top projects of the fair in grades 7 - 12 receive an all expenses paid trip to compete in the Canada Wide Science Fair.
In addition to the students, the WMSF also welcomes around 150 community members each year to judge at the fair. This group of amazing volunteers is made up of university and college professors and students, local business owners and employees, and community members of all ages. We are always looking for more judges, so click on the 'Volunteer' tab at the top of the page for more info if you are interested!
WMSF is organized and run by a very small group of dedicated volunteers. We are funded by a combination of donations and sponsorships from local businesses and organizations.
Latest WMSF News:
The WMSF will be held at the Healthy Living Centre at Brandon University on Tuesday, April 7, 2020!
For more information about Science Fair, entry forms, volunteering, sponsorship, and more, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Western Manitoba Science Fair
637 10th Street
Trevor Maguire - Chairperson and Awards/Fundraising
Charlotte McConnell - Treasurer
Brianna Cullen - Secretary
Robyn Forsman - Judging Chair
Pat Bowslaugh - Communications
Berne Joyal - Entries
Brianna Cullen - Entries
Susan Bandusiak-Clark - Committee Member
Kathy Walsh - Committee Member
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