FTC Kick-off Rover Ruckus

Find out about FIRST Tech Challenge and learn about this year’s game challenge called Rover Ruckus. See a playing field set-up for this year’s game and participate in workshops to get your season started.

Kickoff is free and open to the public.

This year, there will be two Kick-off locations, Victoria on Sept. 15 and Vancouver on Sept. 22.  Please register for the event of your choice.

Victoria Kick-off
Date: Saturday September 15, 2018 from 1-4pm
Location: University of Victoria
Engineering/Computer Science(ECS) Building
Parking lot A is a small metered lot that can be used as a drop off location. Lot 1 is the closest lot for parking for longer term parking.

Vancouver Kick-off
Date:  Sept. 22 , 2018   10am – noon
Location: Centre for Digital Media

685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

After the game reveal and discussion there will be workshops to help your team get their season started.


Team Grants

In 2018-19, FIRST teams in British Columbia have access to a variety of grant opportunities. Some grants could help with paying registration fees, others are for equipment such as EV3 kits, WeDos or laptops.

Grant Application Deadline:    Sept. 25, 2018
Complete the application form by Sept. 25, 2018 to be considered in the initial round of grants.

Some grants will be based on a specific criteria set by the sponsor, other grants are more open ended. The forms linked to below collect the information we need to allocate the grants. By completing our application your team will be reviewed for eligibility for all grants and considered for all grants for which your team is eligible. A more complete application will result in a better chance of receiving a grant.

All of the information collected in our application is relevant to the targets or goals of one or more of our grantors. Data collected in our application may be used in connection with grant reporting.  Summary data could be used in newsletters, websites and marketing materials associated with FIRST British Columbia. At no time will student identifiable information be released or published.

The grant application will stay open as long as there are grants available.

Please complete the form for the program of your choice. If you work with multiple teams, please complete a new application for each team.

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Grants

FIRST LEGO League Grants

FIRST Tech Challenge British Columbia  Grant Application

FIRST Tech Challenge FIRST Rookie Team Grant

Note: the link above is to to the  FIRST Inspires website. Please use the Contact page when you are applying for this grant to let FIRST Robotics BC know you are applying.


FIRST Robotics Competition – available in fall 2018


Contact Us if you have any questions about the grant application or the programs.

FLL FIRST Season Launch Victoria

The new FIRST Season has already started  and all the challenges are themed around traveling to space this year.







Come to the Season Launch at Centre of the Universe to find out more about the challenges for FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior Teams.  You will have a opportunity to learn about robot programming, come up with ideas for the research project, and find out how to form a team or if there’s a team in your area.

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