ROCKET DAY 2019

Hello! Welcome to Brilliant Labs Rocket Day Event page.  Join our Brilliant Camps, municipal & community partners across Atlantic Canada July 15-21 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XI lunar landing. 

Find information & community listings below. 

ROCKET DAY JULY 15-21

Join, Design & Build Rockets

You're invited to join Brilliant Labs Campers in participating communities to launch either model or DIY rockets.  

Model Rocket Kits

Are you and your family ready to launch rockets? Our Brilliant Campers have been busy getting ready for #RocketDay2019. They have model rockets ready for launching and hope you will join them July 15-21. 

DIY Bottle Rockets

Why fuss with a pre-made model rocket when you can create your own with a bottle, water and a little creative imagination. This is the perfect activity for busy youth 6-14 who are ready to get their hands on a fun engineering project.

Launch!!!!!!

Once the model rockets are set up with any additional tech and the bottle rockets are designed and built -- they'll be ready for the launch pad. The safety leader will blow the whistle to clear the area and the countdown will begin...3-2-1 "BLAST OFF" 

Participating Communities 

#RocketDay2019 activities will run July 15th through July 21st at participating communities. See the below listing for communities and activities.

July 15

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Edmundston

Carrefour de la Jeunesse, 54, 21e avenue

 

July 16

Did you know? On this date 50 years ago the Saturn V rocket launched carrying the first astronauts that would set foot on the moon.

1:00PM-2:45PM(tbc)

Saint John

Football field at Millidgeville North School, 300 Woodward Avenue

This event is open to the City of Saint John Summer Playground Program, community centres and libraries.

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Grand Bay Westfield

Rivervalley Middle School Ballfield Community BBQ

This is a public event bring a chair and get ready to celebrate.

July 17

10:00 - 11:30

Kids’ Korner Daycare/Coronation Park, Bathurst (Daycare students only)

1:00 - 3:00

Coronation Park, Bathurst 

(Open to the public. Bring 2l pop bottle to build and launch pop bottle rockets. Model rockets will be launched depending on conditions.)

July 18

10:00-12:00PM

St Stephen

Giddens Memorial Airport, 172 Highway 1

 

12:00-2:00PM
Dover Park Dieppe

(Open to the public and the summer camp communities)

July 18

3:00 - 4:00

NBSB Fire Hall, Janeville (Open to the public & LEGO Robotics & STEAM Campers. Bring 2l pop bottle to build and launch pop bottle rockets.)

 

July 19

2:00-4:00PM

FHS Sports Field 

Fredericton

Open to the public

 

14h00 - 16h00

École Carrefour Beausoleil

300 Beaverbrook Rd, Miramichi

(rockets will be launched depending on provincial burn notice - open to all)

 

July 20

10:00-11:30

Beresford Public Library.  Must register at the library for the Brilliant Labs activity. Bring 2l pop bottle.

 

1:00 - 3:00

Eel Ground First Nations (open to public)

1:00 - 3:00

Esgenoopetitj First Nations (open to public)

New Brunswick

Hello Nova Scotia! Brilliant Labs Campers have been busy creating projects this summer.

 

We want to share all their hard work and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XI lunar landing! Join us for 

#RocketDay2019: 

July 15

10:00AM-11:30AM & 1:00PM-2:30PM

Boys and Girls Club Sackville 

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

10:00AM-12:00PM

Boys and Girls Club Truro 

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

10:00AM-3:00PM

Antigonish Recreation Camp

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

1:00PM-3:00PM

Cougar Dome Camp Truro

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

July 16

Did you know? On this date 50 years ago the Saturn V rocket launched carrying the first astronauts that would set foot on the moon.

9:00AM-12:00PM 

Westville Recreation camp

Campers only - Bottle, Vinegar, and pressure rockets

 

10:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00 - 3:00PM

Halifax Commons

Open to the public --  please bring your own 2L pop bottle.

Bottle rockets only.

Yarmouth NS Launch 1 Date open to the public - Intro to rocketry and safety 

11-3 Port Maitland Beach - 

Bottle rockets and Model Rockets

 

Yarmouth NS Launch 2 Date Open to the public and will have bussed students from YMCA Camp and others (tentative July 24th Date, dependant on weather beach launch).  Will include more detailed rockets (Higher LVL and Build time, Decoration).  

10:00AM -12:00PM 

Truro Library

Open to the public

Vinegar rockets only

 

1:00PM-3:00PM

Cougar Dome Truro

Vinegar rockets only

July 17

1:15PM-4:00PM

MAMBEC (Cole Harbour)

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

 

10:00AM-11:30AM & 1:30PM-2:30PM

Springfield Lake Recreation

Campers only -- bottle rockets and model rocket

1:00PM-3:00PM

Town of Pictou Recreation

Campers only

Vinegar and pressure rockets

July 18 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Porters Lake Rec Centre

Campers only

Bottle rockets & model rocket

10:00 - 12: 00 PM & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Alderney Terminal Park

Open to the public -- please bring your own 2L pop bottle.

Bottle rockets

1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Cougar Dome Truro

Open to the public - bring your own bottle

Vinegar, pressure, and model rockets

July 19

10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3 pm

Halifax North YMCA

Campers only 

Bottle rockets

 

11:00 - 12: 00 PM & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Halifax Common 

Open to the public -- please bring your own 2L pop bottle.

Bottle rockets

 

1:00 PM -  3:00 PM

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Power Makerspace (for campers only)

Nova Scotia

​Activities: Launch model & build DIY bottle rockets. 

What you need: This is a BYO picnic/snacks. Plus, a 2L name brand pop bottle. 

Note: These events are open to campers only & are not public, with the exception of Bloomfield Rocket Day, see below for details. 

July 15  

10:30AM-11:30AM and 1PM-4PM

Charlottetown Public Library, 145 Richmond Street

1:30PM-3:30PM and 4PM-6PM

Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central Street

1PM-3 PM 

Tyne Valley Public Library, 19 Allen Road

July 16

Did you know? On this date 50 years ago the Saturn V rocket launched carrying the first astronauts that would set foot on the moon.

9AM-11AM 

Chances Charlottetown and Bloomfield​, 77 Upper Prince St

10AM-1PM 

Montague Public Library, 53 Wood Islands Road

1PM-3PM 

O'Leary Public Library, 18 Community Street

1PM-3PM 

Bibliothèque J Edmond Arsenault, 5 promenade Acadienne

4PM-6PM 

Kinkora Public Library, 45 Anderson Rd

July 17

9AM-1PM

Bloomfield Elementary, 2472 Ohalloran Road (model rockets will be launched) --Public Rocket Day Event. 

9AM-11AM

Abegweit First Nations, 31 Kitpu St

3PM-5PM

Cornwall Public Library, 39 Lowther Drive

4PM-6PM

Bibliothèque J-Henri Blanchard, 5 Maris Stella Avenue

3:30PM-5:30PM

St Peters Public Library, 1968 Cardigan Road

July 18 

11AM-1PM 

Georgetown Genevieve Soloman Memorial Library, 36 Kent Street

11AM-1PM 

Bibliothèque Publique

d'Abram Village, 1596 Prince Edward Island 124

3PM-5PM 

Stratford Public Library, 25 Hopeton Road

3PM-5PM 

Tignish Public Library, 103 School Street

July 19

8:30AM-11:30AM 

Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown, 35 St Peters Road

1PM-4PM

Mount Stewart Public Library, 104 Main Street

1PM-3PM 

Alberton Public Library, 11 Railway Street

1PM-4PM 

Hunter River Memorial Library, 19816 All Weather Hwy

Prince Edward Island

July 17

Wednesday and Friday 9:30AM-12:00PM

Ages: 5 to 12

Gander Public Library, 6 Bell Pl

 

July 17

CBS - Baseball Field at Holy Spirit

 

July 18

St. John’s East - College of the North Atlantic Prince Phillip Drive

  • Corner Brook - College of the North Atlantic

 

July 19

Mount Pearl - Public Open (Track and Field)

Newfoundland & Labrador

THANK YOU

#RocketDay2019

Partners & Supporters

We would like to thank our "Out Of This World" municipal partners and funding supporters for helping  us launch our celebration of the Apollo XI 50th Anniversary #RocketDay2019 Atlantic Canadian event. 

Please join us in thanking:

Can Code, Government of Canada

Canada Summer Jobs

City of Saint John

Canaport LNG Saint John

The Town of Grandbay-Westfield

NBCC, New Brunswick Community College