I was fortunate enough to see the end of Chris Hadfield's keynote speech and was so impressed with his wisdom and down-to-earth (or up-in-space) advice. He answered questions eloquently and every explanation made you feel like you could do anything and that with enough dedication you could even be an astronaut too! I'm seriously re-thinking my career choices! See my video of part of it here
Also see a great blog post all about it here and their eloquent summary
After the inspirational lecture we enjoyed some food truck goodies on the Shaw patio and then made our way in to the Barenaked Ladies concert. When the music started we danced our way right up front and stayed there the entire time! My ankles are sore and my voice scratchy from all the dancing and "whooooping"! Half way through the set Chris Hadfield came on stage and sang ISS (Is Somebody Singing?), a song he recorded from the ISS with Ed Robertson from the BNL! See the original recording here.
I recorded my own video below so excuse how jumpy it is because I was LOSING MY MIND!! And excuse all the whooping and my feeble attempt to sing along. Look for my "selfy" half way through. LOL. See the Edmonton Journal article and video here.
I also want to thank my friends Jenny and Lea for coming to share in my excitement and for capturing the moment with me. Also my husband for watching the kids so mommy could go out and see her astronaut friend.
I have enjoyed sharing all of this with my students today and hope it is just one step in reaching my goal of having my hero, Chris Hadfield, come and share his passion for science, advice for achieving goals, and unique perspective of the world.
See here for The Chris Hadfield Project
See here for all of my Chris Hadfield posts
Dont forget to TWEET and Facebook message Chris Hadfield so he knows how much we want him to come to Beaumont! #BeaumontLovesHadfield