Paper Planes in Ottawa

This there was a paper plane competition. Really more of a party or festival than a competition than a festival but there were contests for duration, distance and accuracy.

As you can see by the video below, there were people of all ages.  Thanks to Tony Gaitatzis and a group of volunteers the event went off without a hitch. I think this will be an annual event.

There were prizes and a small fee at the door.

One thing I really enjoyed about the contest is that young children compete on the same playing field as adults.

Highly recommended as a family activity!

Paper planes are pretty unpredictable unless you spend a lot of time mastering it so the randomness kept any demographic from ruling the contest.

As you can see by the video below I showed the children and other facilitators how to make my circle plane. They had a specific contest for the circle plane. You had to catch two of them on a stick to win.

Canadian National Robot Games News Flash

I just heard from Aaron who is an Ottawa Robotics member and is attending the conference in Toronto. Buttercup (his mini-sumo robot) was undefeated today!

It makes me happy to know that someone from my community is making an impression in another locale!

Here is Buttercup vs. Blaster Shark: