Robots Making Their Way to Selkirk College for RoboGames

By Contributor
April 23rd, 2017

The Fifth Annual RoboGames is making the trek from the Heritage City to the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus Gymnasium Saturday (April 29) as more than 80 young people from across the West Kootenay and Boundary region arrive to create and compete.

The RoboGames were formerly held at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson for the past few years, but is now going more central to attract more competitors.

The event, aiming of promoting science and technology learning, is a partnership between Selkirk College and the Nelson Tech Club.

In 2010, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and the Nelson Tech Club joined forces with six Kootenay Boundary middle schools in holding the first Annual Robogames.

Twenty-four students, aged 12 to 17 created the robotic entries which battled for robotic supremacy.

In 2016, we’re hosting nearly 40 teams and over 80 participants in our largest, most ambitious event to date.

The event is expected to grow again with the games now heading to Selkirk College Castlegar.

Staging the exciting event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of local business and industry.

Sponsors of the event include Ralph Lunn (Zellstoff Celgar), Brad Pommen (Nelson Tech Club and RoboGames founder), Blair Weston (Fortis BC), Ken Kalesnikoff (Kalesnikoff Lumber), Erin Handy (KAST), Elroy Switlishoff (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Association of Pro Engineers & Geoscientists), Stephen Johnson (Columbia Power), Anders Malpass (Drop Designs), Carol Vanelli-Worosz (Teck Operations), and Maggie Keczan (Selkirk College).

Learn more about the 2017 RoboGames at selkirk.ca/robogames.

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