The 2017 FRC FIRST STEAMWORKS Western Canada Regional is April 6-8 at the University of Calgary Olympic Oval. Join us as we welcome high school robotics teams from Austalia, China, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, the USA, and Canada as they compete for robotics glory!
For full details about the event including the daily event schedule, click the link below:
2017 FRC Western Canada Regional Info
(Please Note: to access the livestream you will need to sign up for a free account or login with your Facebook account.)
7am… Doors open SAIT ALDRED Centre outside room CA119
8am… Introduction and Opening Remarks
8:30am… Beginning of Kickoff Broadcast from FIRST
9:30am… Kit distribution and checkoff
10am… Teams break off into IDEA rooms for strategy meetings
11 am… Closing remarks
12pm-4pm… classrooms open to teams for informal strategy sessions and team planning. ( optional ) Note: First senior mentors and experts will be available for questions and support during this time
12 am SAIT RI3D begins and continues for three days
Did you see that?
Seems that the Alberta Youth Robotics Society cancelled the Calgary FLL competition run by your FIRST Robotics Society.
You probably planned on attending. Well, so did we… and we already booked a GREAT venue, the sound system, volunteers and a whole bunch of FLL tables.
So we figured if we have all this ready, why not compete?
That’s right, GAME ON!
FIRST Robotics Society Western Canada has announced the Canada Crown Cup FLL tournament in Calgary, which you can read all about here!
You and your FLL team are hereby invited to participate in the FLL Crown Cup of Canada competition, presented by FIRST Robotics Society of Western Canada and the same incredible volunteers that have made FLL dreams come true for years.
Same place, same time. No need to adjust your calendar, no need to make new field trip forms! Already have a hotel reservation? Keep it! Booked a bus? Yellow or silver, no need for a new map for the driver.
Crown Cup of Canada FLL Competition
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 25, 2017
Open to all teams from anywhere
Tournament fee: $100/team
Tournament registration opens at 3:00 p.m. MST December 1, 2016 at http://frcwest.com/crown-cup-of-canada-registration/
Register now, limited spots available!
Come out and see us at Beakerhead in Calgary!
Beakerhead is a mash-up of events all promoting science, technology, math and engineering, with exciting demos from Sep 14-18 2016. Take a look at the official event page, and make sure to visit our own robot demos…
Drag Racing Robots Stephen’s Ave (Sept 14-16, 4-6pm)
See competition robots speed down the avenue in this furious one-on-one race to win the coveted mini-cup!
Robot Competition by Night Bridgeland (Sept 17, 7pm-11pm)
See a full FRC level robot competition played in the dark, with robots all aglow!
Mars Replica Rover Birthday Party Fort Calgary (Sept 18, 12pm-1pm)
See a replica of the Mars lander navigate the sandbox, while other robots try their best at a game of soccer.
We’re so excited to be partnering with the LEGO Imagine Nation Tour! LEGO fans of all ages can discover life-size LEGO models, dive into a huge Brick Pit, learn from a Master Model Builder, walk away with giveaways, and more!
To celebrate its stop at Calgary’s BMO Centre from September 9-11, we have 5 sets of 4 tickets up for grabs for you and your family to enjoy!
To enter to win simply fill out the form below. (Contest is closed)
We’re also pleased to offer you 25% off tickets to the event! Visit www.LEGOImagineNationTour.com and use the promo code: LEGOFIRST at checkout! Promo code is valid until Monday September 5 at 11:55pm.
Who’s joining the fun?
Brought to you by the FIRST Robotics Society.
The second annual FIRST Robotics Society Symposium Mechfest is coming to SAIT on August 27th 2016. Whether you’re a student, parent or someone interested in starting a FIRST team at any level, come out and attend these informative workshops.
Check out the schedule, and then register online. See you there!
Hey Robotics Enthusiasts,
This Saturday June 18th from 11AM-4PM we’re going to be running FRC and FLL robotics demonstrations at North Hill Centre. Be sure to swing by and say hi, and invite your friends and family to come and learn about robots. We’ll even have a few robots that you can try driving around!
Click the link below for the official event poster:
FIRST North Hill Centre Event
See you on Saturday!
For those of you following the news, you may have heard of the wildfires in Northern Alberta that have devastated the district of Wood Buffalo including the Municipality of Fort McMurray. From what information is available to the public, we know that the residents of Fort McMurray were safely evacuated, however the damage to property is extensive and the fires continue to rage on.
In the FIRST family we are deeply saddened by events, and our thoughts an prayers are with the evacuees. In particular we want to offer our strength to members of our robotics family in Fort McMurray, Teams 4625 and 5597 of Father Patrick Mercredi High School and all the other robotics groups in the region. Know that we are thinking of you and your families and ready to offer our support where we can.
At the moment, the extent of damage in Fort McMurray is unknown and there is not yet a timeline for when affected families may be able to return, or whether they will be able to return. The evacuees may be displaced for weeks or months, and now more than ever they will need everyone’s support to get through this.
If you would like to help, the best way to do so is to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross, who are mobilizing a massive relief effort. The Governments of Alberta and Canada will also be matching individual donations so your support will be magnified.
Please visit www.redcross.ca to make a donation.