Thank you to CenterLine of Windsor Ontario

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On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society and all of our FIRST Robotics Competition students and coaches, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CenterLine who took care of the shipping and brokerage arrangements for our Kit of Parts! Our 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition was made possible because of this generous contribution. Thank you!

FLL Edmonton Tournament 2020

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Edmonton FLL and FLL Jr. Tournament Information

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.

The Details

  • Date: February 1, 2020
  • Advanced registration for Northern Alberta teams:  Nov 1 – 15, 2019
  • Registration for all of Alberta:  Nov 15 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Cost: $150 (FLL),   $50 (Jr.FLL)
  • contact:  Vin.Stocking(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)epsb.ca (FLL)
  • contact:  paul(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com (FLL Jr.)

FRC Kickoff – January 4th, 2020

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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

Grant Opportunity through Calgary Youth Foundation

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Photo credit to youthcentral.com

Within Calgary Youth Foundation a committee of 8-10 youth aged 12-18 meet twice a month to organize and prepare for two granting cycles (Spring and Fall) in which they allocate funds to deserving projects around Calgary. The committee reviews all applicants, select the recipients and distribute the funds as a team. In addition, the committee organizes fundraising initiatives that contribute to Youth Central’s endowment fund at the Calgary Foundation. Applications for the youth members of the CYF Steering Committee are available in August/September and are selected in October of each year.

We recommend that Calgary FIRST teams who are struggling financially, consider this grant opportunity.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at yoda(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)youthcentral.com or click here to apply online. More information can be found on their website youthcentral.com/programs/cyf

Special thank you to Sherry and Victoria Mah for letting us know about this awesome opportunity!

FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff

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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

LEGO League’s have kicked off! Start or Join a team today!

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In case you missed it, here are the kick off video’s for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr.!

Are you or your child interested in joining a FIRST team? We have a number of organizations looking to fill their teams.

Engineering for Kids Calgary has FIRST LEGO League Jr. team(s) with openings. Email calgary(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)engineeringforkids.net for details.

Calgary Public Library has past season/non-competitive FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams (full)

JunioTech has non-competitive and competitive FIRST LEGO League Teams (full)

Mount Columbia Institute of Technology has openings on their FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League team

You can also email mentors(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com or click here to fill out an inquiry form. We’ll do our best to connect you with a FIRST team near you!