April 2020

NEGM: Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Please Note
Due to public health and safety concerns, this event has been cancelled.
Status: The event is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Location: L.V. Rogers Secondary School - Nelson, BC
Cost: Free
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Note: Please register by March 16, 2020.
This event is part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. The goal of this event is to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life.

Event Details

Kits cost $5.00 and include all building materials, rules, and entry form. Kits are available for purchase in February at various locations:​

  • Nelson: SNC-Lavalin - #3 - 520 Lake Street, Nelson, BC
  • Castlegar: Ready Engineering - 1402 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC
  • Trail: SNC-Lavalin - 1319 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC, or Austin Engineering - 875 Farwell Street, Trail, BC
  • Creston: Linda Farinowski at Wildflower School (in Prince Charles Secondary School) - 223 18th Avenue South, Creston, BC
  • Grand Forks: City of Grand Forks - 7425 5th Street, Grand Forks, BC
  • Greenwood: Greenwood Elementary School - 785 N Copper Road, Greenwood, BC

Event Schedule

  • 9:30 AM–11:30 AM: Bridge entries
  • 9:45 AM–2:00 PM: Bridge testing
  • 2:30 PM–3:30 PM: Prize distribution

*All times are approximate

Age Categories

  • Ages 8 and under
  • Ages 9–12
  • Ages 13–18
  • Unlimited category (Contest organizers, family members, teachers, and anyone over 18)


  • $50, $40, and $30 prize money for first, second, and third strongest bridges in each of the three age categories under 19 years of age.
  • A draw for prizes to all entrants under 19 years of age. To enter, build and enter a qualifying bridge.

Event Sponsor


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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