The third level of FIRST® programs is called the FIRST Tech Challenge(FTC). It is a program for students from grades 7 to 12. It teaches students team work, design, building, and programming in one intense collaboration package. 250+ students gathered for this exciting FTC event at Telus World of Science in Edmonton.
Teams Cyber Eagles from Strathcona Christian Academy, Sherwood Park, Helios from École Maurice-Lavallée, Edmonton and OLS from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy, Canmore were the top contenders for that weekend! Congratulations to this alliance!
Cyber Eagles were also honored with the FTC Alberta Winning Alliance Captain Award and was the Helios was the Inspire Award winner of the weekend! Special note to the following award winners as well:
- Judges Award Winner, team Jasmine of Calgary
- Think Award Winner, team Wilson Robotics of Lethbridge
- Connect Award Winner, team Legal Circuit Breakers of Legal
- Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner, team Xplorobotics of Calgary
- Design Award Winner, team Swat Bots of Airdrie
- Motivate Award Winner, team TWOSE of Edmonton
- Control Award Winner, team Helios of Edmonton
- Deans List Award Winners to Etianne Connick Lecours of team 5009 Helios and Catherine Gelmini of team 10544 Cyber Eagles
Images credit to Micheal Frost & Fred Rushworth (skinny_skier(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)yahoo.ca)
You can also check out Global News coverage of the event by clicking here.
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy this spectacular event, and special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, whom without your generous contributions, events like this would not be possible!
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.)
Crown Cup Schedule
|Registration begins 7am – 8am||7:00am – 8:00am||All teams sign in, pay fee’s, and move to designated pit area|
|Team Welcome in Pits 8am – 8:15||8:00am – 8:15am||Director welcomes team and provides brief instructions|
|Practice tables open 8:30am-3pm||8:30am – 3 pm||Teams must schedule practice rounds with pit supervisor|
|Judging 8:30am to 2pm||8:30am – 2:00pm||Core Values, Report, and Robot Design in Classrooms by Competition Fields.|
|Performance rounds 10am-2:15||10:00am – 2:15pm||On field competitions|
|Lunch 12:00 12:30||12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch Break for Volunteers. Teams lunch according to their schedule|
|Guest Speakers 3:00 – 4pm||3:00pm – 4:00pm||All teams meet in EAST Atrium for Brian Keating’s talk|
|Closing and Awards Presentations 4 – 4:30||4:00pm – 4:30pm|
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!
From August 11 – 14, the China Urban Youth Robotics Alliance (CUYRA) hosted several FRC teams from around the world at the China Robotics Challenge in Shanghai, a tournament designed to mimic the 2016 FRC Stronghold competition.
Representing Western Canada was Team 4334 Alberta Tech Alliance, who completed the competition as OVERALL WINNERS!!!
Big congratulations to Team 4334, and a big thank you to their sponsors as well as the host, CUYRA, for inviting one of our Western Canadian teams!
A big Thank You to all of our Sponsors, Organizers, Volunteers, and of course all the Teams who came together to make the 2016 FRC Western Canada Regional such a great event. We hope you had a great time in Calgary, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Also a huge thanks to Craig and everyone who helped with the Calgary FLL Championship in January, and to Philippe and his crew who put on a great FTC Championship in February. 2016 has been a great FIRST Robotics Season and we couldn’t have done it without all your hard work!
To all the teams who competed at Championships in St. Louis, congratulations on your successes, and all the best for future seasons!
Now that the 2016 FIRST Robotics Season is at an end, we wanted to give you a quick update on what we at FIRST Robotics Western Canada are up to. We’ve got a series of off-season events lined up including some fun PR events, as well as Learning/Training sessions for individuals wanting to get a leg up on the competition. Stay tuned for info on our events, and sessions and be sure to Like/Follow/Subscribe on social media to keep up to date.
If you haven’t already, definitely check out our Facebook page for galleries of our FRC Regional event. Our photographers did a fantastic job.
Lastly, we are always striving to improve our event, and ensure our attendees have the best experience possible. We have a short survey asking for some of your feedback, so if you could do us a favour and fill that out, we’d appreciate it.
See you in the off-season!
Welcome to Calgary for the 4th Annual FRC Western Canada Regional. We were busy all of Sunday getting the Olympic Oval all set, and we are ready to go for the next three days with some fast-paced and exciting FIRST STRONGHOLD action!
A big thanks to our Lead Sponsors APEGA, DOW Chemical Canada, NSERC, the AGLC, and the Schulich School of Engineering. Without their support, this event wouldn’t be possible so Thank You!
For our International teams, Welcome, I’m sure you’re going to have a great time here in Calgary, but for the folks back home, be sure to let them know where to keep up to date and watch the action on our social media channels. Please like, follow and subscribe as we’ll be updating these throughout the competition:
Best of luck in the competition!