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)firstalberta.ca for Edmonton and mitchell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)firstalberta.ca for Calgary.

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

Volunteers needed for fundraising event

Once again we’re looking for volunteers to help with our annual casino event. This is a major fundraising event that helps us run all of our events along with supporting local teams.

If your available to help on any of the following dates please contact max(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com and phoebe(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com

  • September 1st
  • September 2nd

Thank you to CenterLine of Windsor Ontario

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!

FRC Kickoff – January 4th, 2020

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

FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff

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