2023 / 2024 FLL & FTC Kickoff!

We are pleased to have two kickoffs to start this season on September 9th!. Below is the tentative schedule for both events.

  • 9:00: FLL Field Available
  • 9:30: Welcome
  • 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: Edmonton Only: Team Canada (FIRST Global) Celebration!

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 to help us better plan the event.

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@firstalberta.ca for Edmonton and mitchell@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@frcwest.com and phoebe@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@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