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2018

Date & Time
Event Location
January 13
9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2nd Coaches’ Training
This is your final opportunity for this seaon to get tips from highly experienced trainers, talk to other coaches, and learn more about helping your team beat the problem! There are a variety of exciting sessions planned and specially designed for both new and experienced coaches.
Registration required, more details here »

Montecito Elementary
2176 Duthie Ave
Burnaby, BC V5A 2S2 Map
January 15 Deadline for Judges and Team Registration! Annual Consent Forms Due!
February 3 Spontaneous Attack
SpontaneousAttack2013Training session for registered Odyssey BC Member Schools. Register a team of 4-7 students for 1/2 day of Spontaneous Problem Solving in a tournament-like setting and receive valuable feedback from experienced coaches/ judges.
Register here »
Maillard Middle School
1300 Rochester Ave
Coquitlam, BC V3K 2X5 Map
February 15 Last Day for Clarifications!
February 17 Judges Training
Judges are at the heart of a creative problem solving competitions. Competent, trained judges help provide a good experience for all, no matter where a team places. Without this dedicated group of volunteers, there could be no Odyssey of the Mind! If you would like to volunteer to serve as a judge, please see additional info here or register as a Judge.

Thank you to Eagle Ridge Starbucks, Coquitlam, for the generous donation of coffee for our volunteer judges.
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Gleneagle Secondary School
1195 Lansdowne Dr
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y8 Map
March 1 Odyssey BC Scholarship Applications due
March 3 Odyssey BC Qualifying Tournament
Thank you to Kensington Square Starbucks, Burnaby, for the generous donation of coffee for our volunteer judges.

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Burnaby North Secondary School
751 Hammarskjold Dr
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1 Map
April 7 BC Odyssey of the Mind Provincial Tournament
Thank you to Kensington Square Starbucks, Burnaby, for the generous donation of coffee for our volunteer judges.
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Burnaby North Secondary School
751 Hammarskjold Dr
Burnaby, BC V5B 4A1 Map
April 10
7:00-8:30pm
World Finals Information Session
Very important meeting for all teams who have qualified to represent Odyssey BC at this year's Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University. Please make sure that at least one adult per team attends.
Port Moody Secondary School
300 Albert St
Port Moody, BC V3H 2M5 Map
May 5
9:00am - 2:00 pm
BC World Finals competitors’ Team Rally Day
Teams who will be representing BC at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals will receive more information about this event by email. Please mark your calendars.
Buckingham Elementary School, 6066 Buckingham Ave
Burnaby, BC V5E 2A4 Map
May 23-28

World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind
Over 800 teams from around the world will compete in the 39th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide.

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, USA
July / August Jabber-Wacky Summer Camp
More information about our Summer Camps can be found here »
Various locations through Greater Vancouver

 2017

Date & Time
Event Location
Saturday/ Sunday, September 16 and 17
10 am - 6 pm

Vancouver Community Science Celebration
All day open fun challenges at Science World. Visit our booth to chat with some experienced team members and coaches, and try your hands on a new Spontaneous Problem. Free Admission to Science World on Sunday!

The Community Science Celebration will include eye-popping science shows, demonstrations, challenges and an opportunity to meet people in your community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) every day.

Science World, Vancouver
Thursday, October 12
7.30-9 pm

CPSS Annual General Meeting & Odyssey Kick-Off
Learn more about the events sponsored by CPSS, meet the people "behind the scenes", reflect with us on last season and get an inside scoop on what's planned for this year. We would also love to have you join the CPSS board or one of our committees. Everyone's welcome!

Let us know you are coming so we know numbers for handouts, coffee and goodies.

Kyle Centre (Activity Room)
125 Kyle St, Port Moody Map
November 2
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Awareness Session
Holly Lloyd, long-term Odyssey coach and supporter invites the Burnaby community to this Information Session: What is Odyssey of the Mind? How to get it started at your school? Free, but please REGISTER HERE so we have enough materials and handouts.
Montecito Elementary, 2176 Duthie Ave, Burnaby, BC Map
November 18 Fun Day
Everyone's welcome!
All day fun for everyone who is curious about what Odyssey of the Mind is all about. Students in Grades 3-8 can choose to attend a variety of workshop while Grades 9-12 students are challenged to participate in an Odyssey style all-day long-term spontaneous. For more information and to register please check out our registration site.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1 Map
November 18 Odyssey Information and Awareness Session
What is Odyssey of the Mind? How to get it started at your school? Free, but please REGISTER HERE so we have enough materials and handouts.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1 Map
November 18
9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Coaches Training
This is your opportunity to get tips from highly experienced trainers, talk to other coaches, and learn more about helping your team tackle the long-term problem! This workshop is for BEGINNERS only.
FREE of charge but you must pre-register.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1 Map