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!