Being in GNCTR is way more than just sending a well-engineered toboggan down the hill. First, it's about getting there. Then, it's about showcasing who exactly you are.
For a team of Calgarians traveling to Ontario, traveling is no small feat. With a required airport drop off time of 6:30 AM, the week was off to a very rapid start. Despite the lack of sleep from last-minute packing and finishing of assignments, the team was very enthusiastic to get going on the GNCTR competition.
After the teams were settled, the opening ceremonies were hosted. For the first time, all the teams met each other and got to see all the themes present throughout the competition. SAIT was able to showcase its "Boggan Powers" theme (a tobogganing spoof of the Austin Powers saga) with a new spin on the choreography of the original movie's opening credits and a filmed skit of Dr. Evil, Mini Me, and their villainous crew plotting to take over the entire GNCTR competition. The skit and dance brought cheers, laughter, and plentiful compliments from various members of the competition. It was a successful and fun start for SAIT's team, and a highlight of the first day.