FRC British Columbia Kickoff

FIRST Robotics Competition BC Kickoff

Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Details of the FIRST POWER UP game will be revealed. Teams have the opportunity to meet to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kickoff Kit from the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season.

January 6 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

BCIT Telus Theater, BCIT School of Business (Building SE06, Room 233) – 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

BCITSA Great Hall, Building SE04 – Following the kickoff broadcast at Telus Theatre teams will move to the Great Hall to receive their Kit of Parts


7:00 am – Doors open
7:25am – 9:00am – Welcome and Webcast (teams should be seated in Telus Theatre by 7:20am)
9:15am – 3:00pm – Kit of Parts Distribution, Field Element Assembly, Seminars,  Robot Quickbuild

9:30 Labview Programming for the RoboRio FRC Control System
10:30 3D Printing
11:30 Sponsorship and Fundraising
12:30 Effective Game Strategies


In addition to the presentation of the Kickoff Webcast, where the 2018 FRC Game “Power Up” will be announced, teams will engage in:

– Kit of Parts distribution and inventory
– Field element assembly mock-up. Help build life size mock ups of the FRC game elements.
– Robot Quick Build. Assemble the KoP chassis and control system with the support of experienced teams.
– Seminars (located in Telus Theatre)


Jason Brett, BCIT Technology Teacher Education, jbrett@bcit.ca778-840-2048
Ian Koscielski, FIRST Robotics Canada, ian.koscielski@firstroboticscanada.ca778-879-2875



Please bring your lunch.

We’ve got ferries and/or a long trip. We can’t be there at 7:20. Can we still come?

Yes, please. Let us know you’ll be arriving late and keep us advised of any changes to your arrival time.

Not all of our students can attend, what can they do?

Students who are not attending can take part by watching the webcast live.