• Meeting & Potluck

    Sep 14, 2014
    We had another great team meeting yesterday! We worked hard and had double the fun. The attached picture is of us during the potluck. We are lucky to have a parent group that is willing to cook for our bottomless stomachs. We enjoyed tacos, guacamole, and more. This season is looking to be another great one! [...]

  • Kickoff

    Sep 6, 2014
    Today was the day! The Kickoff event began early this morning and was a great opportunity for us to network with more teams and learn about more tips and tricks for our FTC season. The challenge was released at the event: Cascade Effect! It’s going to be a tough challenge but we are very excited to get to work! Best of luck to all the FTC teams this season! [...]

  • The Beginning of FTC 8686

    Aug 15, 2014
    We are thrilled to announce our official FTC team number: 8686! Things are becoming real with Kickoff in only a few weeks! [...]

  • Toronto Day 5: Rising to Greater Heights

    Jun 9, 2014
    The final day of the tournament had only one scheduled event: the award ceremony. We began our regular commute down to the University but once we made it to the Varsity Arena, we had to walk further towards the Convocation Hall. The Convocation Hall was a gorgeous, old building that had a huge green dome. The inside was even more beautiful and we all agreed that it was definitely the fanciest building we had ever been in for an award ceremony. We wore our regular orange and sat down in a row of seven among the other teams. This was another bittersweet moment for us because we realized it was the last award ceremony we would ever attend as an FLL team. [...]

  • Toronto Day 3: Return of the Omelettes

    Jun 6, 2014
    Today was the first day of the competition. Our day started early just because it takes so long to commute to the university. We crammed in breakfast (turns out our hotel DOES have omelettes for Nick!) and left with our stuff in bags to carry. There weren’t many people on the subway so we got to the University early. Since we were early, we all went to get donuts, smoothies, and coffee for Coach Ann at Tim Horton’s. Then we waited outside until the gates were opened to the pits. We talked with lots of different teams and met more people. [...]