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Often you will find our upcoming events shared a few weeks in advance via our social channels mainly Facebook & Twitter. We'll still be sharing news of what's happening around our region on our channels, but as spring approaches we wanted to give you list of events coming to communities across Atlantic Canada.

Find events for: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island below.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Bathurst, NB

Title: Introduction to 3D Design & Printing

Date: March 4, 2020

Where: Bathurst Public Library

RSVP: Drop-in session

Time: 2:30 - 3:30

Participants will learn how designs can be created in Tinkercad and then printed on a 3D printer. Computers will be available for those who would like to try creating and printing a small nametag.

Title: Youth Maker Night

Date: April 25, 2020

Where: Bathurst Public Library

RSVP: Register at the Bathurst Public Library

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Topic: To be determined

Description:

Title: Youth Maker Night

Date: May 26, 2020

Where: Bathurst Public Library

RSVP: Register at the Bathurst Public Library

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Topic: To be determined

Description:

Janeville, NB

Title: Janeville School STEM Fair

Date: March 11, 2020

Where: Janeville Elementary School

RSVP: Not Applicable

Time: 2:00 - 3:00

Topic: Hands-on Exploration

This interactive session is open to parents and children attending the school STEM fair. They

will have an opportunity to explore and learn a little bit about coding, creating simple circuits, and robotics.

Bathurst/Dalhousie/Campbellton

Title: ASD-N STEM Fest (Bathurst/Dalhousie/Campbellton)

Date: March 14

Where: Terry Fox Elementary School

RSVP: Not applicable

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Topic: TBD

Description: Interactive activity for the student participants

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Fredericton, NB

Title: LSF's Climate Change & Tech Youth Forum

Date: March 16

Where: The Ville (241 Canada St, Fredericton, NB E3A 4A1)

RSVP: Invitation Only

Time: 8am-4pm

Topic: Climate Change & Tech Youth Forum

The Youth Leadership Forum in Fredericton will be a full-day event for students and teachers promoting sustainability, youth leadership, and skill development. The topic for this year's Forum is Climate Change & Technology. We are exploring how technology can be applied to climate change awareness and mitigation. Grades 9-12

Title: STEAM-Expo West (ASD-W)

Date: March 17

Where: Fredericton (Performance Gym at the Currie Centre, UNB)

RSVP:

Time: 8am-3pm

Topic: Interactive booth for the day with engaging activities; judging

Description: STEAM-Expo West

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Edmundston, N-B

Title: DSF-NO Expo Sciences régionale

Date: March 14, 2020

Where: UMCE-CCNB / Edmundston, N.-B.

RSVP:

Time: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Topic: Expo-sciences régionale, DAG et Labos créatifs - interactifs.

Présentation des projets scientifiques des élèves du DSFNO, finale régionale du DAG - Défi apprenti génie “Pince-moi ça!” et présentation de projet Labos créatifs - interactifs.

Title: Finale régionale du DAG - Défi Apprenti Génie

Date: TBD *March 14. (same date as Expo-sciences régionale du DSFNO)

Where: CCNB (cafeteria)

RSVP:

Time: 12:30 - 3:00

Topic: Défi Apprenti Génie - finale régionale - Maternelle à 6e année

Description: Pince-moi ça! Designing a gripper to grasp and move objects of different size and mass.

Title: Expo-Science Francophone DSF-NO (NB)

Date: April 3

Where: UMCE-CCNB / Edmundston

RSVP: Not applicable

Time: 8am - 3pm

Topic: Brilliant Labs Interactive booths for the day with engaging activities.

Description: Les élèves présenteront leur projet scientifique.

Title: Formation Labos créatifs naturels- Des espaces à explorer et une pédagogie à découvrir (1ère de 3)

Date: Une fin de semaine de juin (to be determined)

Where: Republic provincial Park

RSVP: Inscription avec le CCNB campus d’Edmundston

Time:

Topic: espaces créatifs naturels, perspectives autochtones, technologie au service de l’environnement, planification à rebours, pédagogie par le lieu, etc.

Description: Ce cours permettra aux apprenants (enseignants, éducateurs, parents) de vivre des expériences authentiques en nature en explorant les perspectives autochtones, la connexion émotive à la Terre, la pédagogie par le lieu, le respect de l’environnement, la curiosité naturelle, la créativité, la place de la technologie et la planification à rebours.

Title: Ateliers créatifs entreprenariat circulaire

Date: À déterminer

Where: Labo créatif de la Cité des Jeunes AM Sormany

RSVP: Open to all, no rsvp needed

Time: À déterminer

Topic: Mode, couture, peinture, création, réparation, imprimante 3D, codage, menuiserie, etc.

Description: Des ateliers seront offerts en collaboration avec la communauté afin d’offrir des occasions d’apprentissage aux élèves de la CDJ ainsi qu’à toute personne intéressée de la communauté… Les élèves qui se trouvent une passion à travers ces ateliers peuvent poursuivre leur démarche de création au Labo créatif et faire appel au programme Succès Jeunesse pour commercialiser leur produit ou prototype.

Polyvalente Thomas-Albert, Grand Falls

Title: DGI - Finale provinciale du Défi Génie Inventif

Date: April 17, 2020

Where: Polyvalente Thomas-Albert, Grand Falls

RSVP: Not applicable

Time: 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Topic: Provincial competition for students from grade 7-12.

Description: A competition where students will test their design of a prototype capable of moving over the greatest possible distance while pulling a chain on the ground.

Title: Finale DGI - école technique supérieure

Date: May 29-30

Where: École technique supérieure (ÉTS) , Montréal, Québec

RSVP: Not applicable

Time: Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Topic: The challenge was to design a vehicle capable of travelling the longest possible distance by pulling a chain on the ground.

Description: Three winning teams from the provincial DGI will be invited to compete in Montréal.

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Grand Bay - Westfield, NB

Title: Sciencefest

Date: March 3

Where: River Valley Community Center

RSVP:

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Topic: Introduction to the Glowforge

Description: Join us for an evening of fun, hands on science exhibits & activities. There will be something fun for everyone. This is a FREE community event brought to you by RVCC Recreation, Let's Talk Science UNB Saint John & Brilliant Labs.

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Miramichi, NB

Title: ASDN STEM Fest (Miramichi)

Date: March 21

Where: James M. Hill High School

RSVP: Student pre-register via organizers

Time: 8am - 3pm

Topic: Introduction to the Glowforge

Description: JMH students will be introduced to the basics of using the Glowforge including safety procedures and creating and cutting simple designs.

Moncton, NB

Title: STEAM-Expo ASD-E

Date: March 19

Where: Moncton (TBA)

RSVP:

Time: 8am - 3pm

Topic: Interactive booth for the day with engaging activities

Description: STEAM-Expo East

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Saint John, NB

Title: ASD-S Science Fair / STEM Expo South (NB)

Date: March 13

Where: UNBSJ (G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre at UNB Saint John)

RSVP:

Time: 8am-5pm

Topic: Interactive booth for the day with engaging activities; judging

Description: STEAM-Expo South

Title: Educator Maker Series

Date: March 25-June 3

Where: Brilliant Labs Maker Space/ ConnextionWorks, 3rd Floor, 1 Germain Street

RSVP: info@brilliantlabs.ca

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Description: The Educator Maker Series was created for teachers to provide maker-centric professional learning. These sessions have been requested by teachers in the Saint John region to bring new learning practices to their classrooms. Although the sessions have been designed for educators we do welcome the public to join us.

Topics:

March 25: Integrating Micro:bits in the classroom

April 15: Introduction to EV3 First LEGO Robotics

May 6: 3D Printing

June 3: Introduction to Makey-Makey for the classroom

Title: Cardboard For Kitty: SPCA Fundraiser

Date: April 4

Where: Market Square Atrium, 1 Market Square, Saint John

RSVP: Registration/details www.cardboardforkitty.com

Time: 1-4pm

Topic: To raise funds for the Saint John SPCA

Description: Register your team of 2-5 people to design and build a model cardboard cat home to help raise much needed funds for the Saint John Animal Shelter SPCA. All funds go to help with care and well being of all the shelter’s animals.

Brilliant Labs does have some sponsorship spaces available for Smart Home student teams. (First come/serve. Space is limited).

Contact: info@brilliantlabs.ca to ask about registering a team through this program.

Title: Provincial with Scratch Finals

Date: TBD

Where: UNB Saint John

RSVP: Invitation Only

Time: TBD

Description: Annual Coding Competition for Middle School students

Title: Maker Faire

Date: May 26

Where: Saint John, NB (Millidgeville North School)

Time: TBD

Description: This is an opportunity for students from across NB to share their projects and celebrate learning through doing. Watch for more details.

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Sussex, NB

Title: Code Camp

Date: May 4-8th (4-6 Francophone Camp; 6-8 Anglophone Camp)

Where: Snider Mtn Ranch, Sussex

RSVP: Details

Description: Annual Code Camp for Middle School students. Space is limited.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Title: Scratch Competition

Date: March 1st - May 1st, 2020

Where: Online with winners announced during Eastern/Virtual Makerfaire

RSVP: Requires online registration

Time:

Topic: Provincial Scratch Competition

Description: Open to grade 4-6 and grade 7-9 in separate competitions.

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Corner Brook, CNA Gander

Title: Western and Central Maker Faire

Date: May 30th, 2020

Where: CNA Corner Brook, CNA Gander

RSVP: No

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Makerfaire Showcase

Description: An opportunity for student makers from across these two regions to showcase their Brilliant Making skills in a public forum.

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St. John's, NL

Title: Maker Series

Date: Feb 29th, 2020

Where: Avalon Makerspace, District Conference Centre

RSVP:

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Teacher workshop on 3d printing and design

Description: A beginning workshop on the use of 3D printers and the programs associated

Inquiry: John@brilliantlabs.ca

Title: Maker Series

Date: March 21st, 2020

Where: Avalon Makerspace, District Conference Centre

RSVP:

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Teacher workshop on 3d printing and design Description: An advanced workshop on the use of 3D printers and the programs associated with the design of materials for print.with the design of materials for print.

Inquiry: John@brilliantlabs.ca

Title: National Engineering Month Family Day

Date: March 28th, 2020

Where: Avalon Mall

RSVP: No

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Topic: Demonstration Booth on Brilliant Labs programming

Description: Demonstration to the public on the activities Brilliant Labs promotes in schools and the community province-wide.

Title: Maker Monday

Date: every Monday thereafter until summer break

Where: Avalon Makerspace, District Conference Centre

RSVP: No

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Student and teacher based making

Description: After school making activities in the Avalon Makerspace.

Title: Workshop Wednesday

Date: every Wednesday thereafter until summer break

Where: Avalon Makerspace, District Conference Centre

RSVP: No

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Student and teacher based workshops

Description: An after school workshop on on coding, 3d printing, b.Board, robotics and selected topics.

Title: Hackergal Student and Teacher Workshops

Date: April 15th and 16th, 2020

Where: Avalon Makerspace, District Conference Centre

RSVP: Yes

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Teacher workshop and student workshop for young female students

Description: A workshop on coding using the LYNX platform from Taking IT Global.

Inquiry: John@brilliantlabs.ca

Title: Eastern and Labrador Maker Faire

Date: June 6th, 2020

Where: CNA Prince Phillip Drive

RSVP: No

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Makerfaire Showcase

Description: An opportunity for student makers from across these two regions to showcase their Brilliant Making skills in a public forum.

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Western Board Offices

Title: Maker Series

Date: March 28th, 2020

Where: Western Board Offices

RSVP: Yes

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Teacher workshop on 3d printing and design

Description: A beginning workshop on the use of 3D printers and the programs associated with the design of materials for print.

Inquiry: John@brilliantlabs.ca

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Central Board Office Complex

Title: Maker Series

Date: April 4th, 2020

Where: Central Board Office Complex

RSVP: Yes

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Topic: Teacher workshop on 3d printing and design

Description: A beginning workshop on the use of 3D printers and the programs associated with the design of materials for print.

Inquiry: John@brilliantlabs.ca

NOVA SCOTIA

Title: Minister’s Award of Entrepreneurial Excellence

Date: Deadline is Feb 28th

Where: TBA

RSVP: Apply Here

Description: Education and Early Childhood Development has partnered with the Business Education Council to recognize students in grades 6-12 who show an interest in entrepreneurship. Three winners of the Minister’s Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence will receive a $1,000 grant and mentorship to help them start or grow their business.

Title: Scratch Competition

Date: May 2020

Where: online challenge

RSVP: Stay-tuned

Topic: Scratch coding

Description: youth throughout the province will be challenged to create and code their own Scratch game.

Halifax, NS

Title: Raspberry Pi Jam

Date: February 28 & 29th, 2020

Where: Halifax West High School

RSVP: Register

Time: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm(28th); 8 am -3:30 pm (29th)

Topic:

Description: An event centered around learning about the Raspberry Pi and sharing projects based on it! Micro:bits, Beebots, and other activities.

Title: Professional Learning for Teachers: March Break PD opportunity for teachers in partnership with Hackergal and Shift Key.

Date: March 18th, 2020

Where: Shift Key Labs

RSVP: Register

Time: ​9:00am - 3:00pm

Topic: Lynx Coding, hands-on making.

Timberlea, NS

Title: Make Faire

Date: June 4

Where: Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Senior Elementary

RSVP: sarah@brilliantlabs.ca

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Topic:

Description: Enjoy the power of making! Youth from across the province will be exhibiting their innovative projects, while participating in robotics and hand-on learning stations. Don't miss the exciting event. Let's #MakeSomethingBrilliant June 4th.

Yarmouth, NS

Title: TCRCE Regional Science and Technology Expo and Regional Science Fair

Date: April 6th 2020

Where: NSCC Yarmouth Burridge Campus

RSVP: Register Here

Time: Afternoon

Topic: Maker event - prototyping with Paper Circuit team challenge

Description: to include project application for maker event supplies. Paper circuit prototyping challenge. 14 lead teachers and 115 students from 9 schools. Brilliant Labs will be hosting an afternoon hands-on activity.

Tusket, NS

Title: Olympia de STEM

Date: March 13th 2020

Where: École secondaire de Par-en-bas, Tusket NS

RSVP:

Time: TBA

Topic: STEM challenge / design multiple activities

Description: 172 students in 42 teams of four will be participating in three design challenges in the morning, with an afternoon Community of the Future challenge in AR/VR.

Title: March Break

Date: March 16th to 19th 2020

Where: École secondaire de Par-en-bas

RSVP:

Time: TBA

Topic: Community of the Future challenge using AR/VR

Coming soon:

YMCA event Yarmouth

3rd Pop-up Space camp West Nova

Kingston District Science Fair

Skills NS Future Skills series workshops

Engineers NS Annual Family Event

Cape Breton, NS

Title: March Break Camp with Richmond Recreation Department

Date: March 18

Where: Community Technology Centre St. Peter’s, NS

Time: 10-12am and 1-3pm

Topic: Robotics

Inquiries: Rachael@brilliantlabs.ca

Title: March Break Camp with Schools Plus

Date: March 17 and March 19

Where: Sherwood Park Education Centre

Time: 10-12am and 1-3pm

Topic: Robotics

Inquiries: Rachael@brilliantlabs.ca

Title: CBVRCE Science Fair

Date: March 26th

Where: Cape Breton University

Time: TBD

Title: Skills NS Career exploration

Date: April 15th

Where: Marconi Campus NSCC, Sydney NS

RSVP:

Time: TBD

Topic: Technology

Description: Brilliant Labs will be on site to share the many STEAM career choices for youth.

Title: Dash and Codey Rocky PD and Curriculum Development

Date: March 10th and 11th

Where: Staff Development Centre/ Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education

Time: 9am-3pm

Description: Teachers working on curriculum for the bots.

Inquiries: Rachael@brilliantlabs.ca

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Title: Family Maker Day

Date: April 25

Where: Birchwood Intermediate School

49 Longworth Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5A

Time: 10am-3pm

Topic: Family Maker Day 2020

Description: Interactive stations: Learn about 3D design & printing, how to solder, micro controllers, robotics, rockets and low-no-tech making (like button design and crafting)

Inquiries: Carron@brilliantlabs.ca

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Brilliant Labs hosting or supporting an event in your community please contact us.

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