What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?
More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.
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
Hello FIRST Community! Please join us as we Kickoff the 2019-20 FIRST Tech Challenge season SKYSTONE!
Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Locations: TELUS World of Science, Edmonton SAIT, Aldred Centre, Calgary Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Special thank you to our sponsors, Dow Canada, TELUS World of Science and SAIT for making this event possible.
FTC Teams, there will be demo fields with this years challenge. Feel free to bring your robot from last year to drive around. If you would like to invite your sponsors, please email Katherine(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com
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.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live on a spacecraft, the international space station, or the surface of the Moon or another planet? What if you were there for a year or more? Remember, outer space is a very unforgiving place: much of space is almost a complete vacuum, meaning there is no air, and none of the moons or other planets in our solar system have an atmosphere that is suitable for humans to breathe.
In this season’s INTO ORBIT Robot Game, we’ll explore these questions and many more, and we’ll get to learn about the amazing engineering used to go – into orbit!!
This year’s Edmonton event will take place January 26, 2019. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!
Join us on Saturday February 24, 2018 for the Official Calgary FIRST® LEGO® League Championship and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo at the Aldred Centre in SAIT!
Students aged 10-14 will compete for a spot at the FIRST LEGO League International Open at LEGOLAND California! And come meet a couple of our newest FIRST LEGO League Jr teams and see their Team Models built from their Aqua Adventure Challenge.
Volunteers power FIRST® at every level, impacting thousands of young people around the world each year. They are the heart of our programs, and it is our amazing volunteer community that makes our world-class events a success. Volunteering is a highly rewarding experience, allowing you to interact and help bright young students achieve their dreams. Taking on a volunteer role at an event is a great way to get involved with FIRST on a short term basis, and we have many technical and non-technical roles available.
On February 24th we will be hosting the 2018 Alberta Provincial FIRST® LEGO® League Championship and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo. We are significantly short on volunteers this year and are asking anyone interested, to please contact Craig Maynard at craig(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com.
On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our organization as well as for your time and dedication as a volunteer. It is your contribution and enthusiasm that has shaped what FIRST has become and what our students will bring with them as they become our next generation of innovators and leaders.