Contestants attempt to fold the best paper airplane to win bragging rights
It was a beautiful day for flying – even paper airplanes. Pierre Hourani came away with the best and fastest one among his fellow competitors.
Hourani, who happened to be the first contestant, is also in the engineering program and came out to support his classmates on their project, held in the lobby of the ACCE building on March 21.
Initially, they didn’t plan on giving out prizes to the winner, but the group members later thought it would be a good idea to get more participants if they did.
“Too bad we didn’t have a lot of people,” said Bowers.
“It was fun.”
The idea of the event was to put ingenuity to work, not just for engineering students, but anyone.
Contestants were given two chances to fly their planes and the longest shot was recorded as the best shot for every contestant.
For some of the contestants who came in for the competition, their first question was, “How do you make a paper plane?”
Wilson was ready to help them fold an easy paper airplane.
At first, it didn’t appear that students were interested in participating at the event. There were roughly 20 students sitting in the lobby and watching others fly their paper planes.
Bowers decided to walk up to a group of students from the construction program who were sitting just opposite their event spot and asked them if they would like to participate and get a chance to win a Tim Hortons card.
He gave them paper for making their planes and explained the rules of the game to them.
Beyer was responsible for writing down the names of every participant and keeping statistics of how many people have participated, and marking the spots where each plane falls with the duct tape, so they would know the best contestant.
Roughly 10 contestants participated.