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14th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

March 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

In partnership with APEGBC, Thompson Rivers University will be hosting the 14th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest, as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month.

The goal of the contest is to build the strongest possible bridge using only white wood-working glue and no more than 100 standard popsicle sticks. The entries must bridge a 50 cm span as described in the contest rules. Bridges are normally built days or weeks in advance to allow glue to cure then tested to the point of failure on the day of the contest.

This event has become a popular annual favorite sparking friendly competition between elementary schools, high schools, university students, and engineering professionals. Results have grown more impressive from year to year.

This year’s contest is sure to be exciting and we invite you and your friends, siblings, parents, classmates, and teachers to enter or cheer on the contestants and enjoy the fun.

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time: 9:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Thompson Rivers University, Trades and Technology Center, Kamloops, BC

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.tru.ca/science/news/annual/popsicle.html

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!


March 4, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


TRU – Trades and Technology Building
900 McGill Road
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C0C8 Canada
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