Every year our city hosts a technology fair in Port Moody Public Library, showcasing local businesses and clubs. We took our robots and showcased them to the public, and even created a tiny robot that people could drive! We had loads of fun talking robotics with our community!
Jason Brett, a PYRS volunteer from UBC invited us onto Global TV to showcase our robot and to promote the BC VEX Last Chance Qualifiers. It helped our team get more outreach to the hundreds of thousands of people who watch Global TV. It was very fun to witness how live TV works and to be on cable news for the first time!
Every year there is an open house for clubs around the school to showcase their amazing work. We showcased our robots and what we have done in our club. Many people were interested and around 50 people stopped and took a look at what we were showing off.
This year, we have made it a pritorty to help each other become successful on and off of the field. This season, we did a RI3D activity, workshops on design, and a field trip to a pharmaceutical facility in Coquitlam to look at the tech in their production line.
This year was also a priority to have a presence in the robotics community. We have put a lot more effort into all of our social accounts.
To get people interested in the club, we created a PowerPoint slide that plays in our school's daily news 'The Kodiak'. We also have monthly articles on the Kodiak Times.
This cabinet proudly contains most of our awards and a slideshow that plays our most recent competition photos and social posts. We share this cabinet with the design class.
...we are planning on expanding our role in the school and around the community by helping out at school events and volunteering as a club. We want to make robotics a bigger part of our school identity, and it starts with us leading the change.