Courtenay 2012 (Vancouver Island VEX Robotics Tournament) Jan 27-28

Courtenay will be hosting a tournament on Friday Jan 27 2012 to Saturday Jan 28 2012.

We will travel by bus to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and then continue with the same bus to Courtenay B.C.

We will leave on Friday (time to still be determined) and will stay overnight at the local Travel lodge.  We will help set up the fields and such on Friday and get some practice rounds in too.  Saturday morning and afternoon will see the tournament run and Saturday evening we will return to Gladstone.

The cost of this trip will be aproximately 110 to 120 dollars, including bus from Gladstone, BC Ferry from Horseshoe bay to Departure bay and back, Accomidation (TravelLodge 4 ppl sharing), and tournament registration.

We will either be catching the 12:30 or 3:30 ferry on Friday.

So students will to bring food or money for the following meals.

Friday Lunch, Supper

Saturday Lunch, Supper (TravelLodge has a breakfast service included)

More details can be found at this link about the specific tournament

this link will provide some details and we will provide more details as they become available.


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About Mr Ablett

Mr Ablett runs the largest and most successful high school robotics program in Canada. His teams compete with teams from around the world and have been to the world championships five years in a row. Last year they placed 2nd in the world out of over 3000 teams. He has taught robotics to students of every age (from grade 4 to workshops for teachers and university professors). His students, classroom and teaching style have been featured in the media several times and he was also honoured with the Prime Ministers teaching excellence award in October 2011.

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