On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society, we want to extend our most heartfelt sympathies that our FIRST Robotics Competition season must be cut short. For those that have not seen the announcement, FIRST headquarters has suspended all events until further notice. Alberta Health Services has also requested that we cancel the Canadian Rockies Regional event on April 1-4th as it falls within criteria deemed too high risk for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We understand all the effort, time and commitment that are put forth into a season. Our hearts are broken with our students, and our disappointments run deep with our coaches and volunteers. That being said, we have no greater commitment than to protecting the health and safety of our local FIRST Community.
We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude for your support of our regional organization, and we thank you for your understanding. We hope that with some patience and good fortune that this pandemic will end as quickly as it began. While we cannot plan for an FRC event until the COVID-19 virus is no longer considered a threat to those in attendance, we are planning to keep that option open. Please consider keeping your robots intact so that we can gather community together again when the time is right. We are built better together!
With our warmest regards,
FIRST Robotics Society Planning Committee Members and Board of Directors
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!
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!
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