Thank you to CenterLine of Windsor Ontario

On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society and all of our FIRST Robotics Competition students and coaches, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CenterLine who took care of the shipping and brokerage arrangements for our Kit of Parts! Our 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition was made possible because of this generous contribution. Thank you!

FRC Kickoff – January 4th, 2020

Kick-off is quickly approaching!  I hope your team is as excited as we are!

Venue:
Patricia Whelan Performance Hall in the new Calgary Central Library. The address is 800 3rd Street SE. There is plenty of pay parking on the EAST side of the building, and it’s right along the LRT line beside City Hall.

Arrival Time:
I recommend arriving around 7:30am so you have time to park, grab a cup of coffee and make your way to the Performance Hall.  We’ve requested Luke’s (coffee shop) to open early for us, but I have not heard a confirmation of that yet.  I will let you know once I hear back. There is two Tim Hortons within a block as well. The live-stream of the game release will start promptly at 8am and the full broadcast is usually about 2 hours long. 

Kit of Parts:
Distribution will be on Floor 0 (street level) next to the performance hall.  Don’t worry we’ll direct you when you’re there. 

Pick up of KofP for unattending teams:
If your team is not attending our kickoff event, please reach out to Kim (kim(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com) about arranging Kit of Parts shipping or if you need to coordinate a surrogate pick up.  Thank you to coaches who have already done so!

On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society, I wish you all a very happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

Cheers,
Kimberley Werezak
Assistant Regional Director, FIRST Robotics Society

2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Canadian Rockies Regional

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!

FIRST Robotics Competition – 2019 Kickoff

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:

  1. A cart or dolly to transport your kit to your vehicle.
  2.  If picking up kits for other teams, copies of your surrogate forms.
  3.  Bring Photo ID if you are picking up a kit.

Agenda:

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

PARKING:
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

REMEMBER:

  • 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

CONTACT:

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

Calgary Tourism

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.

FIRST Robotics_ Things to do

Shout out to our newest sponsor Tourism Calgary for their support of FIRST® students and FIRST Robotics Society!