BLAST Fair was extra special this year as so many friendly faces were able to gather safely in our space to celebrate the achievements and hard work of all our students who contributed projects.

The annual event, now in its 5th iteration, is a chance for BB learners to show off what they’ve been working on in the fields of arts, sciences and technologies!

A message from our wonderful organizer, John:

Thank you to all those who helped and who submitted projects for the BLAST Fair.  The hard work and ingenuity of the participants really stood out.  From realistic locomotive models, to 3d printed board game designs, to biology infographics, to gloves of fire, there was a great amount of variety and skill showcased. It’s always great to see BrainBoost so full of life and new ideas!

See below for the individual prizes that were awarded as well as a gallery of photos from the event, taken by our very own David!

Prize Winners

Award Criteria  

BLAST Fair Champ

($50 Cash Prize)

The highest rated project as voted by the judges.

In the spirit of Brainboost

Evan’s “Puzzle Board”
Indigenous Content Award ($35 Gift Card probably Salmon and Bannock restaurant)

A project that focuses on a specific Indigenous group/ First Nation.

In the spirit of the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning (found here) 

Tessa’s “First People’s Principles of Learning project”

Fusion Award for best interdisciplinary project

($35 Kaboodles Gift Card)

Combines multiple disciplines 

(and/or) Includes social justice topics

Michael’s “Castlerow Branch Passenger Service”

Innovator Award for most novel and clever project

($35 Purebread Gift Card)

Highly unique, differing from other projects seen in the BLAST Fair.  Sean’s “Fire Gloves”

Adept Award for most deeply researched project

($35 Pulpfiction Gift Card)

Has a high number of varied research sources. Builds on the research presenting, not just describing what was previously known. Marie’s “History of pointe ballet”

Expression Award for project with most artistry

($35 Opus Art Gift Card)

Appeals to some of the five senses

Showing creativity and attention to detail

Luke’s “July Friday Fiesta: My July Vacation”

Honorable Mention

($35 Storm Gift Card)

A high-quality project that was close to winning in one or more of the other categories.

Wilfred’s “Bluetooth Boat” 



(BB Hats)

Excellent Effort and Creativity Paris and Miles