Have you ever wondered how to navigate FIRST with Sight Loss? What skills and knowledge does a team need to support a member with Sight Loss? How do you effectively communicate with a teammate without relying on visual cues?
FTC Team #16134 Futurenauts are excited to attend a workshop graciously facilitated by the CNIB, to learn the skills needed to support FIRST participants with Sight Loss. This workshop will give the Futurenauts knowledge and skills to work effectively with their own team member, who is Legally Blind, as well as the confidence to educate other teams, mentors, and the FIRST community on how to navigate FIRST with Sight Loss. Mentors and FIRSTcommunity members will leave the workshop with the skills & knowledge to support FIRST’s Core Value of Inclusion through immersing themselves in the hands-on grassroots training of a team putting this Core Value into action.
The Futurenauts would like to extend an invitation to attend this valuable session to any Mentors or other adult members of the FIRST community that would be interested in learning these skills alongside the team, mentors and parents.
FIRST with Sight Loss Workshop
Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1 – 3pm
CNIB – Calgary, TT room
10 11A Street NE
Calgary AB T2E 4Z3
Please RSVP by June 6th to: team(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)futurenauts.tech
Space is Limited
Thank you and we hope to see you at this informative workshop.
We are only three weeks away from the start of our crown jewel event! Teams throughout Western Canada will take on this years Destination: DEEP SPACE Challenge along with teams from the United States, Mexico, China, Australia and Turkey!
We are thrilled to announce that this years competition field will be located in the brand new gymnasium of Nelson Mandela High School. We are incredibly grateful for NM staff & students and their on-going support of FIRST Robotics programs.
This event is free and open to the public but if you want to get involved, we are still scouting for volunteers. Please email volunteer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com for more information, or simply sign up for the event through your FIRST Inspires account.
Come for the Robots, Stay for the Game!
Watch the event LIVE https://www.twitch.tv/firstwesterncanada
When: JANUARY 5, 2019 @ 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: SAIT Aldred Centre Food Court
1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
Who: Teams registered for this must have at least one adult mentor or coach that can sign for the Kit of Parts.
What To Bring:
- A cart or dolly to transport your kit to your vehicle.
- If picking up kits for other teams, copies of your surrogate forms.
- Bring Photo ID if you are picking up a kit.
|7:00 –7:45 AM||Arrive and Check-in – SAIT Aldred Centre|
|7:45 – 8:00 AM||Welcome and Announcements– Ice Breakers and Trivia|
|8:00– 8:30 AM||Opening Ceremony|
|8:30 – 9:15 AM||Broadcast: Live Webcast & Game Reveal|
|9:30 – 10:00 PM||Kit Release|
| 10:30 – 11:30 PM||Kit Inventory|
|11:30 – 12:00 PM||Team clean up and departure|
Kick Off Parking:
Parking is available at any public lot in the SAIT campus for $7/day. Information on parking is found here: https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/campus/transit-and-parking
- Make sure you have enough room in your vehicle for your passengers and your kit. Rookie teams can expect two large totes. They are heavy, so it’s recommended you have some form of dolly or cart ( or students with strong backs )
- Kits can only be signed for by an adult mentor or coach listed on the team roster or a designated surrogate.
Lunch is available from PIZZA 73 in the Aldred Centre
Craig Maynard Craig(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com
Nicholas McCurry Nick(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com
Dan Barrett Daniel.barrett(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sait.ca
As our big FIRST® Robotics Competition, the Canadian Rockies Regional approaches we will be welcoming teams on April 5th -7th from Western Canada, the United States, Mexico, Turkey and Germany!
For teams who have some extra time, click on the link below for some great suggestions for things to do around Calgary.
Shout out to our newest sponsor Tourism Calgary for their support of FIRST® students and FIRST Robotics Society!