Starting their day off right with a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, potatoes and sausage patties, the Shads quickly ran off to the Avard Dixon Building in order to work on their D.E project business canvas. Afterwards, we continued with Indigenous programming, and the Shads that didn't go into the sweat lodge yesterday got to go in. It was intense to say the least. We sat in a small hut around a pit with red hot rocks that had water splashed on it to heat up the hut with really warm steam while our conductor Brett sang songs that represented colours on the colour wheel. The part of the group that did the sweat lodge before got to do the blanket exercise, where they were taught about how Indigenous people have been oppressed in the past and present. For many it was a very new, eye-opening experience that was well worth it and educational. After we were finished the sweat lodge/blanket exercise, we went to Jenning's hall to have a very tasty lunch of chicken wraps, long rice, and spaghetti with hotdogs, complemented with assorted vegetables and Caeser salad.
After lunch, the Shads went back to Avard Dixon to listen to lectures on science communication and business storytelling. In a nutshell, we covered what science communication is, what makes it important and finally some examples of science communication. In business storytelling we covered the basics, the elevator pitch, guidelines to make a concise pitch that incites interest post-pitch, and finally some examples of pitches. Afterwards, the Shads had a flavourful dinner of roast pork, potatoes, pasta and mixed veggies followed by a series of Shad speaks with subjects discussed being quantum computing, racism, connections between people. They ended off the day with eloquently done plays named Goldilocks on Trial, Midsummer's (V.1), The Accident, Downton Zombie and Sunspring. All in all, our day was yet another amazing day at Shad and we are all so excited for what will happen tomorrow!