Burnaby Public Library, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) Burnaby and New Westminster chapter, and Burnaby Parks and Recreation present the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. The event will be held at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave.
How to participate: Come to the Children's Library at the Metrotown Branch between Monday, March 9, and Thursday, April 2, to register and pick up an official kit of bridge-building supplies, as well as detailed instructions. You may sign up as a group with no more than 5 members. All participants must be current elementary or secondary school students. This is a very popular event with a limited number of participants, so please register as early as possible.
Register and pick up a kit only if you are sure you can participate and attend the event. Only 1 kit per registration will be provided. Before receiving a kit, all participants (or groups) are required to sign a completion form agreeing to the return of a finished project. All bridges are expected to be designed and constructed by student participants, not by adults. Prizes will include several $100 gift cards. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event day schedule: 10:30-11:00: Sign in and submission of bridges. 11:00-3:00: Testing of bridges. 3:00-4:00: Prize distribution.
Other "Engineering Day" Events: Even if you are not building a bridge, you are welcome to enjoy many other fun engineering and geoscience related activities, which are free for children of all ages and their parents. You will have the opportunity to meet many professional engineers and see some exciting displays.