Proudly presented in BC by the Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS)

 2016

Date & Time
Event Location
October 1 & 2
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
October 6
7:00 - 8:30
CPSS Annual General Meeting & Odyssey Kick-Off
Let us know you are coming so we know numbers for handouts, coffee and goodies.
Coquitlam Public Library, City Center Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, across from Coquitlam Centre Mall [ Map ]
October 20
6:00 - 6:45 pm Registration and Networking

6:45 - 8:45 pm Presentation

 

A Conference for Parents of Gifted Kids

Parent Session - Ian Byrd
Featuring: Mr. Ian Byrd of Byrdseed.com who will speak on the topic:
CREATING TOMORROW'S INNOVATORS

21st century technologies have opened up new paths for success, and gifted students' curiosity and intense interests make them uniquely suited to blaze these new trails. At the same time, gifted characteristics such as perfectionism and impostor syndrome can hold them back. We will discuss how parents and teachers can support students, empowering them to become tomorrow's innovators.

Ian taught gifted students in Garden Grove, California where he grew up as a gifted kid himself. On his journey to become a teacher, he earned a degree in Computer Science, briefly played bass in an almost successful rock band, and married a fashion designer. Ian writes about gifted education at Byrdseed.com to an audience of over 30,000 monthly visitors.

Winslow Centre
1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam
[ Map ]
Monday, October 24, 6:00 pm Odyssey Information and Awareness Session
Get general information about the program and how to join a team, try your hand at a spontaneous problem, and find answers to all your questions. Sessions are suitable for everyone from Teachers, Parents, potential Coaches, Judges and Volunteers.
Buckingham Elementary School, 6066 Buckingham Ave. Burnaby
[ Map ]
Wednesday, October 26
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spontaneous Combustion
Students will work in teams of 3-5 students, putting their creative problem solving abilities to the test and competing for the coveted Spontaneous Combustion trophy in one of two events. This workshop will also introduce students to the wonderful world of Odyssey of the Mind. The two events are: “Act It Out”: improvise a dramatic story in which props and plot must meet certain criteria, and “Design/Building Challenge”: use materials in creative ways to design and build a problem solution that accomplishes a task.
NOTE - this is a closed event for SD#43 (Coquitlam) only.

See Spontaneous Combustion Workshop if you are interested in booking one for your school or school district.
Winslow Centre, Gallery Room
1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam
[ Map ]
Tuesday, November 1
7:00 pm
Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Session
Get general information about the program and how to join a team, try your hand at a spontaneous problem, and find answers to all your questions. Sessions are suitable for everyone from Teachers, Parents, potential Coaches, Judges and Volunteers.

If you want to find out more about this exciting program - sign up today so we have enough materials and handouts.
Montecito Elementary School
2176 Duthie Ave, Burnaby
[ Map ]
Thursday, November 3
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Session
Have you wondered what Odyssey of the Mind has to offer? Are you looking for a way to build creative problem solving into your programs in school or the classroom? This session will introduce the Odyssey of the Mind program to teachers and school communities. If you are interested in finding out more about Odyssey and/or offering the program in your school please come to this session!
Parents and Teachers welcome.

If you want to find out more about this exciting program - sign up today so we have enough materials and handouts.
Winslow Centre, Gallery Room
1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam
[ Map ]
Saturday, November 19 Fun Day and 1st Coaches’ Training
All day fun for everyone who is curious about what Odyssey of the Mind is all about. 

Check out this flyer for more information or go straight to our registration site!
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1
[ Map ]
Saturday, November 19
9:15 to 10:30 am
Odyssey Information and Awareness Session
Parents, teachers, and potential coaches are welcome to come and try out Odyssey for themselves, get general information and hear about how to bring this exciting program to their student's school. Please sign up today so we have enough materials and handouts.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1
[ Map ]

Events are added often throughout the year. Check back often to see new events and details of events already announced.

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2017

Date & Time
Event Location
January 7

2nd Coaches’ Training
Tips and Techniques to prepare your team for the tournaments. Multiple workshops for new and experienced coaches. Register by January 1 2017 for a discounted registration fee.
View the flyer here »
Register now »

Buckingham Elementary
6066 Buckingham Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 2A4
[ Map ]
January 15 Deadline for Judges and Team Registration! Annual Consent Forms Due!  
January 21 Spontaneous Attack
Registration is now open (Sorry, this event is for OM Membership schools only!)
View the flyer here »SpontaneousAttack2013
Maillard Middle School
1300 Rochester Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2X5
[ Map ]
February 15 Last Day for Clarifications!  
February 18 Judges Training
Statbucks logoVolunteer judges needed for our annual creative problem solving competitions! No experience required.
Thank you to Eagle Ridge Starbucks, Coquitlam, for the generous donation of coffee for our volunteer judges.
Gleneagle Secondary School,1195 Lansdowne Dr, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y8
[ Map ]
March 1 Odyssey BC Scholarship Applications due  
March 4 Odyssey BC Qualifying Tournament (mandatory for inclusion to the Provincial tournament) Statbucks logo
Thank you to Starbucks at Pinetree Village, Coquitlam, for the generous donation of coffee for our volunteer judges.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1
[ Map ]
March 11 Odyssey BC at the 21st Engineering and Geoscience Fest (EG-Fest) as part of the National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM). Hosted by the APEGBC Vancouver Branch and Vancouver Public Library. Please stop by and check out our booth. Vancouver Public Library
April 8 BC Odyssey of the Mind Provincial Tournament
Statbucks logo Thank you to Starbucks at Pinetree Village, Coquitlam and Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam for the generous donation of coffee for our tournament volunteers and volunteer judges.
Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 2Y1
[ Map ]
April 11, 7:00 pm World Finals Information Session Port Moody Secondary School, 300 Albert St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2M5. Multi-Purpose Room
[ Map ]
May 6 BC World Finals competitors’ Team Rally Day Port Moody Secondary School, 300 Albert St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2M5.
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May 24-27 World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind Michigan State University, East Lansing
July / August Jabber-Wacky Summer Camp
More information about our Summer Camps can be found here »
Various locations through Greater Vancouver