FIRST LEGO League - West Ontario Provincials

Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

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The University of Waterloo is proud to host the FIRST LEGO League West Ontario Provincials on Sunday, January 28th 2018. Regional tournaments were held in November and December of 2017, with over 40 teams of students aged 9-14 from 80 countries made a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS qualifying for this event. This year's challenge is each team identified a problem within the human water cycle; created an innovative solution to that problem; and shared their solution with others.

Winners will compete at the World Championships in Houston, Texas April 18th -21st 2018 or in Detroit, Michigan April 25th – 28th 2018.

Visit the official website for more information on FIRST LEGO League.


We are also looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles throughout the day. As a volunteer, you will get to share the excitement of the FLL teams while they compete and have fun with science and technology.

Volunteers will need to be on site from about 7:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday, January 28th, 2017. Lunch will be provided in the volunteer lounge, and all volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

Potential volunteers can sign up via our online form, and will be contacted as soon as possible for confirmation.


The competition is open to the public from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Key activities include:

  • 7:30 am: Pits Open
  • 8:00 am Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:40 am: Judging and practice matches begin
  • 11:50 am Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Judging call-backs
  • 2:15 pm: Official robot matches begin
  • 5:00 pm: Awards and closing ceremonies