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About SFS

Sweatin' For Science is Science (SFS) is Science Fair Foundation BC's 2nd annual Fitness FUNdraiser held throughout BC + Yukon where participants commit to a month of fun, fitness challenges and peer-to-peer fundraising to benefit youth programming + resources in the areas of science, technology and innovation.

Over the past 21 years, Science Fair Foundation BC has Set the Pace in the Knowledge Race through community participation with the now retired, Science Fair Fun Run. Join us in May 2022 as we 'Get our sweat on' in both self-directed and programmed fitness challenges.

 

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Why Are We Sweatin' For Science?

Not all youth in our region have access to the same resources in their homes, schools, or communities to be able to pursue science, technology or innovation interests. Let's give the next Roberta Bondar's, David Suzuki's, Irene Uchida's and Alexander Graham Bell's the opportunity to realize their potential by breaking down barriers.
We sweat for science for the sustainability and growth of:
  • Science Fair Programs in thirteen (13) regions across BC+Yukon
  • Education Programs opportunities in our region that nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
  • Financial Aid opportunities for youth to develop their ideas and/or attend events outside of their home communities.
  • Give Mentorship Program access to youth so they may better understand their projects, and find guidance on their path.


Join us in May 2022 and get your 'sweat on' for youth in BC + Yukon.



 
 
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When is Sweatin' For Science?

May 1 to May 31, 2022

Key Dates


General Registration February 14 to May 29
Event Dates May 1 to May 30
Award Show + 2023 Announcement May 31


 

Who Participates in Sweatin' For Science?

Sweatin' For Science is accessible to all those interested in supporting the event.

  • Individuals
  • Teams - Corporate
  • Teams - Social
  • Teams - Schools
  • Families


Individuals + Families - Register Here
Teams- Corporate + Social - Please complete the Request Form (1 team captain per group)

How do I participate?

BC + Yukon are your virtual oyster! Take part in any setting of your choice! Be it your living room, neighbourhood streets or community at large. Find an activity or activities that you enjoy and get sweatin'!
Our event app through partner atlasGO, allows you to sync your favourite fitness tracker or manually enter your workout activities online or through their iOS and Android compatible apps.

To level the playing field when going the distance and vying for prizes, 2022 activities will be categorized in the following ways:

Feet - ie. running, hike/walking, playing sports
Water - ie. paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, canoeing etc
Wheels + Boards- ie. cycling, wheelchair, skateboarding etc
General - ie aerobic workouts, weightlifting, gardening, science experiments etc

A full list of activities can be found here.

Don't forget to take photos of you 'getting your sweat on' to add to the event app 'sweaty selfie' page and your own social feeds. Remember to tag us #sweatinforscience @sweatinforscience

Register

Participating is fun and easy! Sign up online as:

  • Individual - 13+
  • Family - 1 adult and up to 3 children under 13 included
  • Team - Social, class or corporate request a team a member of our team will reach out with the next steps to get your team members set up on the site so you can easily onboard your friends, colleagues or classmates. 
After you've registered, be sure to download the atlasGO event app. Available on iOS and Android. Don't have a phone? No problem, you can also track on the desktop.

Register Now!

Sweatin’ for Science Registration & Grand Prize Alert!

Did you know that when you register for Sweatin’ for Science 2022 you’re automatically entered into the Grand Prize Draw! The Grand Prize winner will enjoy a two-night stay in a Deluxe Studio Suite for two adults at the beautiful Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler as well as a prize pack that includes your complimentary registration and official event t-shirt for Sweatin’ for Science 2023! Remember for every $100 you fundraise, you will also receive an additional entry into the draw! Good luck and happy Sweatin’!

Building a Team

With the ongoing pandemic continuing to limit our social and community engagement opportunities, it's important to seek out safe ways to connect with friends, family, colleagues and like-minded folks.

Companies - Gather your colleagues to build culture and camaraderie with a #corporateteam!
Schools/Classes - Challenge other classrooms or schools to a fun fitness challenge with education in mind #schoolpride
Family - Tell your parents you'd like to spend some more quality time together and pledge to go for an evening walk every night after dinner! #familytime
Friends - Connect virtually or in-person with your friends near and far and form a #bffsquad

Together we'll make it possible for more youth to pursue their science + innovation dreams!
Join us in your home community to work out your favourite way and collect km by logging your activities in our event app.

Whether it's a downward dog, run club or a Sunday Wii tennis game, your fitness tracking counts! As you go, share your journey with friends and family to help us raise funds for youth science programming in BC + Yukon.

For every $100 you raise, you receive another entry into the door prize.
FUNDRAISING: For more information on fundraising for Sweatin' For Science visit the Support Us section.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact us.

Program
2022 Programming will include the opportunity to partake in weekly self-directed fitness challenges and live fitness programming with industry experts from across BC + Yukon.

Weekly Goal
We've set our goal, now it's your turn! How about setting a Challenge goal of 40 km? That works out to 10 km per week!

Weekly Distance Goal Examples:
  • Gettin' Your Steps In - Set a goal of 10 KM/week (40km total)
  • I'll see your 10 and Raise You... - Set a goal of 15 - 20 KM/week (60 - 80km)
  • I Eat Challenges For Breakfast -  Set a goal of 25 or greater/ KM/week (100+km)

Fitness Challenge


Need some “out-of-this-world” ideas for your self-motivated weekly challenges as a team or individual? The Sweatin’ for Science space crew is here to help! Come back weekly to check for NEW fitness challenge ideas!

WEEK 4: May 21 - May 28

Team Challenge: Launching into Orbit! This week take advantage of the warmer weather; have your crew set-up and participate in a relay race in a nearby park.

Individual Challenge: Want to know what’s “out of this world”? Paying it forward and giving back AT THE SAME TIME. Offer to take a friend or neighbour’s dog for a walk AND rack up those Sweatin’ for Science KM’s at the same time!

Movin' Monday's

MOVIN’ MONDAY’S WITH SOUL STUDIO

I’m Sweatin’ for … you!  So you can move, connect, have fun and feel good!

Coach Sareena from Vernon, BC has been teaching fitness classes for over 20 years, and is the founder of Soul Studio. It was her love of Zumba Fitness that led her to opening Soul Studio. In 2010 she was 1 of 9 Zumba certified instructors in Canada and the only one from the West that became a Zumba Jammer and taught her fitness choreography to other instructors all over Canada.  To date Sareena has 16 fitness certifications and in 2018 she was Top 5 for Canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist of the year in Canada.


Join Sareena May 2, 2022 at 12:30pm PST for a Zumba Dance Workout!

Missed Sareena's Movin' Monday workout? Watch the recording below!
 

 

MOVIN’ MONDAY’S WITH SUPER YOU!

 

I’m Sweatin’ for … everybody feeling empowered to move their (awesome) bodies!

Coach Gillian from Nanaimo, BC has a degree in Kinesiology and over 20 years of health coaching experience. She works with clients locally in her hometown of Nanaimo, and virtually with clients across Canada through her signature Super You Mindset Course, virtual body-positive fitness studio, and one-to-one coaching.   She has helped hundreds of people feel comfortable in their bodies and redefine what health and fitness means to them. Gillian is passionate about a Health at Every Size (HAES®) approach that advocates for dignity and respect for all bodies and a health-first approach. 

 
Join Gillian May 9, 2022 at 12:30pm PST for a Dynamic Strength Circuit Workout!
Missed Gillian's Movin' Monday workout? Watch the recording below!

 

MOVIN’ MONDAY’S WITH KARALEE YOGA


Coach Karalee from Squamish, BC shares over twenty years of practice and teachings in Yoga, Meditation and Medical Qi Gong. She believes yoga is for every BODY and EVERYBODY, at EVERY stage of life. She is certified in Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Kids Yoga, and a Medical Qi Gong facilitator. She facilitates Breakthrough and Reclaiming Spirit retreats throughout the year in Costa Rica and Canada - where participants combine surfing, skiing, paddling and outdoor adventures with yoga and therapeutic journaling. She also compassionately assists families as an End of Life Doula, utilizing meditation and breathwork to find inner peace and acceptance.

 

Join Karalee May 16, 2022 at 12:30pm PST for a Yoga Workout!

Missed Karalee's Movin' Monday workout? Watch the recording below!



MOVIN’ MONDAY’S WITH NR PINNACLE PERSONAL TRAINING

 

I’m Sweatin’ for … all of you. It's fun to get fit and be active together.

Coach Donia from Fort Nelson, BC operates a personal training studio as well as teaches group fitness classes at Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre.  She embraces a healthy lifestyle and is passionate and committed in helping people of all ages move better, live better and feel better. Her motto “Train for Life!” is founded in her belief that fitness is fundamental in staying young & living a vibrant life with more energy, stamina, & strength. 

 

Join Donia May 30, 2022 at 12:30pm PST for a Tabata Workout!


 

HOW TO LOG-IN TO THE CLASS: Visit the Sweatin' for Science Facebook at 12:30pm PST every Monday during the month of May to participate and rack up those KM’s! There will be no live class Monday, May 23, 2022, due to the holiday long-weekend! Don't forget to check out an on-demand video if you're looking for some inspiration.

Movin' Monday Videos - Follow Along!

May 2, 2022
Sareena | Soul Studio
Zumba Dance Workout

 

May 9, 2022
Gillian | Super You
Dynamic Strength Circuit Workout


May 16, 2022
Karalee | Karalee Yoga
Yoga Workout


Support Us

2022 Fundraising Goal

We've set a goal of raising $100,000 CAD by May 30, 2022. Funds raised through peer-to-peer fundraising, registration and merchandise sales go toward achieving this goal.
Helps us support youth in BC + Yukon to achieve their potential. Donate today!

Fundraising

It all starts with a snazzy personalized fundraising page to share your journey with your friends, family and supporters.
Add a bio, headshot, why you're supporting Sweatin' For Science.

Set A Fundraising Goal
  • The easiest thing to do is set a realistic fundraising goal to start with, so you feel comfortable and excited about working towards it. The great news is we can increase it as you get close to hitting your goal. There is an option to opt out of fundraising, though we're sure you know someone who'd love to support you on your fitness journey.

Fundraising Goals
  • $50 | $100 | $250 | $350 | $500 | $750 | $1000 | $1500 | $250

  • Next, let's set the stage! turn that $0 into a positive number towards your goal by donating to yourself. Your supporters will get all sorts of warm fuzzy's inside and feel compelled to follow suit!
  • Speaking of supporters, be sure to message your friends, families, co-workers, church groups etc with a link to your fundraising page. Hey, they may even want to join you!
    • Here are some tips to ask others to support you in your journey.
  • Lastly, Don't forget to post your upcoming participation on your favourite social media channels. TikTok video, anyone? #letsgoviral
    • Here are some handy tips on setting up your fundraising page
Fundraising Prize Eligibility: To be eligible for the prize of Top Fundraiser in your category, your fundraising minimum must meet or exceed:
  • $250 for an individual
  • $750 for a Team up to 3
  • $1500 for a Team up to 5 people

Team Fundraising

Set individual goals as team members that add up to a team goal. Corporate team? Why not challenge the company to match your donations? This can be an unlimited amount or up to a set amount.

Sponsor Sweatin' For Science

Levels: Region | Gold | Silver | Academic | Bronze | Supporter | Media
It's the collaborative spirit of our community partners that makes events like Sweatin' For Science possible. Interested to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us today!
A link to additional information can be found here

Programming Partner

Live in BC or Yukon? Have a fitness business, class or program you'd like to share with our Sweatin' For Science audience? We want to hear from you! If selected, the opportunities include:
  • Movin' Monday program spot (1 of 4)
  • Promotional placement on web, social and select media, where applicable.
  • Engagement with a diverse, active and engaged community.
  • Complimentary registration + 2022 Event t-shirt
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Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

About Our Presenting Sponsor, AbCellera

AbCellera is a technology company that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease. AbCellera partners with drug developers of all sizes, from large pharmaceutical to small biotechnology companies, empowering them to move quickly, reduce costs, and tackle the toughest problems in drug development. For more information, please visit www.abcellera.com

Merch

What says I love Sweatin' For Science more than being dressed in some snazzy swag? Nothin'!
We've got the goods to keep you look cool as a cucumber while you're gettin' yo sweat on.
 
For 2022, we are also bringing back the Official Event T-Shirt! Available for purchase at time of registration or through our merch store.
Additional merchandise available for purchase include:

  • Pullover sweatshirts
  • Hoodies
  • Sweat pants
  • Mens + Womens sleeveless tops
  • Baseball cap
  • Youth t-shirt


Let us know what your favourite items are by posting wearing 2022 swag! Be sure to tag us in your social #sweatinforscience

Did You Know...

That the NASA Space Shuttle main engine produces a sea level thrust of 179,097 kilograms (375,000 pounds) and a vacuum thrust of 213,188 kilograms (470,000 pounds)?! 

Understandably there is a higher thrust level during liftoff, which reduces until the final ascent phase. 

Just like the Space Shuttle, NOW’s the time for your final PUSH to increase donations and km’s for the rest of May!

Visit the atlasGo website to donate today!



What is This Year's Theme?


2022 Has us exploring the universe and all its mysteries. We're going out of this world with Sweatin' For Science | Space Edition!

We love a good theme party, and each year, Sweatin' For Science will launch with a new theme to inspire curiosity, fuel engagement, simply to have fun!


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Blast off! There's a great big universe beyond our little blue speck, and 2022 has us going out of this world with our Space Edition!
Do you have a great idea for our 2023 theme? let us know
before March 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM
Anyone! While the initiative supports youth in BC + Yukon, our friends, family and allies live across the globe. Sweatin' For Science is open to anyone who is interested in joining. Welcome aboard!
Science Fair Foundation BC and Sweatin' For Science welcome all ages, demographics, gender identities and abilities. Registration is in Canadian Dollars.
YES! You can take part as an individual and compete for prizes. We bet you probably know someone who would be keen to join though!

We've built out some resources to share with your team captain and colleagues.

Talk to your HR Manager or social committee team lead about communicating an internal call out for participation to your colleagues.

Information can be found here about the next steps to building your corporate team.

We've built out some resources to share with your prospective teammates.

Talk to your friends or family about putting together a team. Information can be found here on the next steps to building your team.
Not at all! We've set a goal of 6km a week per participant, but any little bit helps! With our handy atlasGO App tool that converts any activities from cycling to yoga into km, we think you'll find it's easy to hit that target!
Set Up Your Profile Page on our event App
  • Set a Goal
  • Donate to Yourself
  • Share your fundraising page info with friends, colleagues and family.
    • here are some tips on how to ask others to support you.
  • Share to your favourite social channels
Our Sweatin For Science Event app function allows you to upload your photos to our exclusive event album to highlight your achievements and motivate others to get their sweat on! We also encourage you to tag us on Instagram with #sweatinforscience
2022 Activity Categories For Fair Calculations

DISTANCE PRIZING CATEGORIES
  • Wheels + Boards - Furthest Distance
    • Cycling
    • Skiing
    • Wheelchair
    • Skateboarding
    • Rollerskating
    • Horse Back
    • Ice Skating
 
  • Water - Furthest Distance
    • Paddleboarding
    • Kayaking
    • Swimming
    • Canoeing
    • Rowing
    • Waterskiing/Wakeboarding
    • Windsurfing
 
  • Feet + Arms - Furthest Distance
    • Indoor/Outdoor Workouts
    • Running
    • Hiking
    • Walking
    • Playing sports - soccer, baseball, football, tennis etc
    • Climbing
    • Golfing
    • Dance
    • Yoga
    • Garden
    • Weight Training
    • Aerobics
 
  • General 
    • Aerobic workouts
    • Weight Training
    • Gardening/Lawn Mowing
    • Science Project
    • My Kid's KM
    • Yoga/Pilates
    • HIIT
    • Games Night
    • Mindfulness

FUNDRAISING PRIZING CATEGORIES
  • Top Fundraiser - Individual
  • Top Fundraiser - Corporate Team
  • Top Fundraiser - Friends/Family/ School Team
Stay tuned! We'll have more info about that soon!