Calgary Maker Faire

FIRST Alberta is excited to be exhibiting at Calgary Maker Faire this year! We have many fun filled challenges including:
– Practice your Robot driving skills, see how fast you can complete our Robot obstacle course.
– Watch as High School teams compete to see who has designed and built the best robot
– Play with Lego Robotics and practice your driving skills
– Learn how to get started with programming a robot

Maker Faire is a two day event (May 13th & May 14th 2023) hosted at the BMO center on Stampede Grounds (BMO Centre, Hall E, Calgary, Alberta). Tickets and details are available on the Maker Faire website.

2022 / 2023 FLL & FTC Kickoff!

We are back with in-person events!!! Join us in one of the two available kickoff to start the new FLL and FTC season on Saturday September 10th!

Here is the tentative schedule:

  • 9:00: FLL Field Available
  • 9:30: Welcoming
  • 9:40 FLL Kickoff Video
  • 10:00: FTC Kickoff Video
  • 10:45: Q & A Session
  • 11:15: Take a look at the field!
  • 12:00: Departure: Have a great season!

Join us in Edmonton at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1) or in Calgary at TELUS Spark Science Centre (220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2).

If you are planning to join, please fill out this registration form.

If you have any question, please email philippe(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) for Edmonton and mitchell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) for Calgary.

If you cannot join us in-person, FIRST will also broadcast the FTC Kickoff on FIRSTtv.

2022 / 2023 Season – FIRST Energize

2022 / 2023 Season Logo – FIRST Energize presented by Qualcomm

We’re excited to excited to welcome everyone back for the 2022/2023 season. We are planning to host in-person events in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and surrounding areas. More details we be announced as we approach the official kickoff for each of the programs.

2022-2023 Robotics Season Trailer

Canadian Rockies Regional Update

It is with the utmost regret that we have to announce that the Canadian Rockies Regional has been cancelled for the 2022 season. This is due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta. At this time we can not safely run an event under the Alberta Covid legislation. Due to the extensive planning and costs for both the teams and FIRST Alberta, we don’t want to plan anything at the significant risk of it being cancelled last minute.

For any teams interested in continuing the 2022 FRC season FIRST will be individually reaching out to you to update your event preferencing. For any teams that would be interested in partaking in a virtual FTC event, FIRST AB would like to invite you to contact info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) for any assistance you may need changing events.

We wish all teams the best of luck in the future and look forward to seeing you in 2023

FIRST Tech Challenge – 2021/2022 Season


The 2021/2022 FIRST Tech Challenge has been revealed, watch the announcement on YouTube.

We are hoping to hold in-person competitions, we will be following all public health recommendations and update our plans accordingly. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at FTC(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)