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Thank You 2022 SFS Sponsors & Participants!

Did you know that the largest object in the solar system is the Sun (also known as Sol), which has a mass of 1.988 x 1030 kg (2.191 x 1027 US tons) and a diameter of 1,391,016 km (864,337 mi).  

As a gesture of gratitude - we extend a “Sol” size THANK YOU to all the 2022 Sweatin’ for Science participants.  Without your commitment to one month of fun, fitness challenges, and peer-to-peer fundraising, we couldn’t have raised the funds we did that benefit youth programming + resources in the areas of science, technology and innovation. Your efforts will help level the playing field and create more equality for youth access to programming + resources.

In case you missed our Award Show on May 31, 2022

Here are some “out of this world” recap videos of the awesome activities and events that took place during Science Fair Foundation BC’s Sweatin’ for Science 2022 - Presented by AbCellera:



Team Category | Furthest Distance

3rd place: Certificate of Recognition - Team Aspect
2nd place: Naming a Star - Genome BC
1st place: Soul Studio Fitness Package - AbCellera

Individuals Category | Furthest Distance

3rd place:  Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

2nd place - Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

1st place - $50 GC for the latest tech from Best Buy & Certificate of Recognition + 2023 Registration

Team Category | Top Fundraising

Prize: Naming a Star, Soul Studio Fitness Package and 50% off registration in 2023 for up to 25 registrants

Individual Category | Top Fundraising

Prize: Naming a Star, An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield | Signed Copy, and complimentary 2023 registration
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 2023 and get your 'sweat on' for youth in BC + Yukon.

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 2023 and get your 'sweat on' for youth in BC + Yukon.

When is Sweatin' For Science?

May 1 to May 31, 2023


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

Everyone! Sweatin’ For Science is a fun way for individuals, families, friends, school classrooms and corporate teams to raise funds and awareness of science education.

What Is Next Year's Theme?

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! 2023 will have us exploring the ideas that brought us today’s technology and opening the door to the possibilities of tomorrow! 
Join us on our journey with Sweatin' For Science | Sci-Fi to Reality!” 

Here are a few Sci-Fi technologies that became a reality:
1 – Smartwatches. Smartwatches and other types of connected bracelets have been part of sci-fi for about as long as this genre's existence
2 – Self-driving Cars. Back to the Future promised us flying cars by 2015.
3 – Responsive Prosthetics 
4 – Tablets and Smartphones
5 – Artificial Intelligence. “Hey, Siri…”


2023 Early Bird Registration will be available in February 2023.

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.

2023 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)

Support Us

2022 Sweatin’ For Science may be over, but there are other ways to show your ongoing support. Science Fair Foundation BC welcomes year round engagement through:

Together, let’s raise critical awareness and funds for youth science, technology and innovation programs.

Sponsor Sweatin’ For Science

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!
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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


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

Talk to your friends or family about putting together a 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!
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

  • 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

  • Top Fundraiser - Individual
  • Top Fundraiser - Corporate Team
  • Top Fundraiser - Friends/Family/ School Team