Local Team wins big at China Robotics Challenge Tournament!

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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!

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2016 FIRST Robotics Season Thank You

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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.

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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.

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See you in the off-season!

2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Western Canada Regional

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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:

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Best of luck in the competition!

FIRST Robotics Competition Western Canada Regional

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Hello FIRST Enthusiasts,

We are just over one month away from the FRC Western Canada Regional (April 3-6, 2016 @ U of C Olympic Oval), the top level student robotics competition in Western Canada.

This year we are pleased to welcome a truly international selection of teams from the USA, Mexico, Israel and Australia, in addition to our Canadian teams.

Please be sure to follow us on social media (see buttons to the right), to stay up to date on the event, for pictures, news releases, and scheduling changes.

This event is FREE for the public to attend. For information on attending the event, accommodations, parking, etc., please check out our special event page here:

FRC Western Canada Regional

or you can download our event poster here:

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Volunteers Needed – FRC Western Canada Regional

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The FIRST Robotics Competition is a high school robotics program designed to combine the excitement of sport with the rigours of STEM education. This year’s Regional Tournament in Calgary features not only local teams, but also teams from Mexico, the USA, and as far away as Israel and Australia. This year’s FIRST Stronghold challenge promises to be very exciting:

 

We’re looking for volunteers to fill various technical & non-technical roles including: referees, robot inspectors, safety advisers, game-field helpers, etc. Prior robotics experience is not necessary.

FRC Western Canada Regional
University of Calgary Olympic Oval
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB
Sunday April 3 through Wednesday April 6, 2016 (Note: this event does fall during the week)
7AM – 8PM (various shifts available)

For more information, or to sign up, please email our Volunteer Coordinator:

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Calgary FIRST Lego League Championship

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On January 2nd, over a dozen FIRST Lego League teams from across Southern Alberta joined us at Telus Spark for the Calgary FLL Championship.

Young robotics students competed in the TRASH TREK robotics challenges, presented their Trash & Recycling projects, and demonstrated excellent Core Values and Gracious Professionalism.

The event was action-packed with loads of excitement and we even had a visit from the local 501st Legion Star Wars Storm Trooper Garrison.

Congratulations to all our teams on their great work, we look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming FIRST Robotics events. A Huge Thank You to all the Volunteers, Mentors, Coaches, Parents, and Students as well as to our Sponsor Telus Spark for helping to make this event a resounding success!