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Schedule of Events

Opening Ceremony 9:00 am in Main Tent (Outside JHE Building)
Competition Timeslot 1 9:30 am - 10: 15 am
Competition Timeslot 2 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Competition Timeslot 3 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
LUNCH Break (12 noon to 1:00 pm)
TEACHERS' CHALLENGE runs 12:15 to 1:00 pm in Main Tent
Timeslot FC Free Choice 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Competition Timeslot 4 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Competition Timeslot 5 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Closing Ceremony 3:45 pm to 4:00 pm in Main Tent
PLEASE NOTE: School groups not in attendance at the closing ceremony will have to wait until the following week for the official winners' results to be posted and emailed.

When you arrive (on the day)

Parking - Click here for details

Registration Table (in front of JHE under big white tent)

  • Please ask students to wait separately while the teacher is registering.
  • If you haven't paid in advance, you may do so at the A-Team Registration table. Fees must be paid in order to register before students may enter competitions. (Download our Credit Card Payment Form to pay in advance.)
  • All registered students receive a T-shirt, lunch and snacks. Teachers and chaperones receive one adult T-shirt plus one lunch ticket per person.
  • No charge for teachers and chaperones (we provide free lunch tickets and one adult t-shirt per school).
  • You can sign up for the Teachers' Challenge at the B-Team Registration table...join us over the lunch hour and win scholarships for your students.


  • 'B-Teams' are extra event openings available after every school is given their guaranteed 'A-Team' events (5).
  • Please CHECK the final printed Olympics Agenda upon arrival to confirm which of your advance B-Team requests were approved.
  • If there are remaining open timeslots for B-Teams on the schedule, please visit the B-Team Registration table to sign up.
  • Permission slips will confirm with judges upon arrival at the competition that your B-Team may enter that timeslot.

General Information

  • Registration fee is $25 per student (competing and non-competing)
  • Lunch will be served between 12 noon & 1:00 pm. Vegetarian requests may be submitted in advance on the online registration form.
  • Encourage your students to bring reusable water containers in consideration of the environment.
  • QUESTIONS during the event: Visit our Olympics INFO Booth in front of John Hodgins Engineering building (JHE). It's a great place to find out more about our Open House activities
  • Campus Tours will be offered at 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm but spaces are limited. Sign up EARLY at the Info Table to save a spot!!
  • Feel free to ask a volunteer about our Engineering programs or McMaster University in general. You'll see them wearing RED!
  • All participants are requested to keep the spirit of the day in mind, allow for maximum student participation, and respect the efforts of high school students and teachers as well as the efforts of McMaster faculty and student volunteers. The decisions rendered by the judges will be final.

Teachers compete for McMaster Entrance Prizes - 2007