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Agenda - 6th March 2010 - BBC 2010

10:30 AM Check-in Registration
12:00 PM Event Emcees:
Kannan Dorairaj, EIT
Vaikunthan (Vyke) Krishnapillai, EIT
12:05 PM Welcome by Vice Chair/ BBC2010 Organizer:
Asogan Narayananpillai, P.Eng.
12:10 PM Contest Procedures:
Sunaina Menezes
12:15 PM Competition Begins
3:15 PM Message from Chair - Raju Chander, M.S., P.Eng.
3:20 PM Messages from Guests
3:50 PM Distribution of Prizes – Bridge Performance and Assessment of Judges
4.20 PM Special Prize to Teachers
4:30 PM Group Pictures of Winners
5:00 PM Thank you by Event Manager

Distinguished Guests:

Hon. Jim Karygiannis, MP (Scarborough – Agincourt)

Hon. Derek Lee, MP (Scarborough – Rouge River)

Stephen Lawrence, P.Eng., Manager, Ontario Power Generation

John Conforzi, P.Eng, Plant Manager, StrataFLEX Inc.

Maj. Corneliu Chisu, P.Eng, Vice President, PEO

Denis Carlos, P.Eng., Councillor, PEO

Thomas Chong, P.Eng., Councillor, PEO

Dr. Santosh Gupta, P.Eng., Lieutenant Governor Appointee, PEO

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Registered Teams: Click here to see the Registeration List. Please check for Spelling errors, missing data etc. and and report to

Please note that any errors/omissions are brought up early to avoid mistakes in certificates.

Articles for the BBC 2010 Souvenir We welcome articles from students/teachers on Bridges in general or their experiences in building 'Popsicle Sticke Bridges' for inclusion in the BBC 2010 or future Souvenir. Please send your articles, pictures etc by 24 Feb 2010 to

News item in Scarborough Mirror - 19 Feb 2010


Event Information

When 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
North-West of McCowan Rd and Ellesmere Rd.
Public Transit: subway to Kennedy, then L.R.T. to Scarborough Town Centre
Driving: From Hwy401, take the McCowan South exit.
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Registration Contact: Bhadresh Modi, P.Eng. (416 519 4291)
Cost $6 entry fee per team

We are proud to hold our 7th Annual Bridge Building Competition for Scarborough students in grades 3-6 (Junior) and grades 7-8 (Senior)

Students build bridges out of Popsicle sticks and White school glue , and we break them right in front of them and a large audience! This is no small task as some of the bridges built are very strong. Last year (2009), a bridge of about 250 gram, withstood a load of about 256 kg! Wow ; which means they could hold well over three times the weight of an adult!

Over the years that this competition has run, The quality of the best bridges and their strength/weight ratio has consistently improved. The students are learning and getting better. One thing still puzzles me though; how do the junior grades often produce bridges that consistently do better than the seniors? Visit our website and look at the results we have measured over the years.

Rules and acceptable material for bridge construction

Click here for "Rules of the Game" and Bridge Specifications

Use of material that is not specified in the rules will be a subject for disqualification.

*** Prizes Prizes Prizes ***

Over $1000 in prizes awaiting to be won!! Total of 36 prizes.
Prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards.

Prizes for first, second, and third place bridges on each category (Senior/Junior) will be awarded based on the following: Performance (bridge capacity divided by bridge weight); Judges' Score.

Separate Prize for Performance and Judges' Score on each category

Performance Judges' Score
1st $120 per team
(max. of 3 team members)
$120 per team
(max. of 3 team members)
2nd $84 per team
(max. of 3 team members)
$84 per team
(max. of 3 team members)
3rd $60 per team
(max. of 3 team members)
$60 per team
(max. of 3 team members)


Special Prize for Teachers

Special Prize for Teachers based on Quantity (Number of Teams) and Quality (Performance of Bridge)


Registration (click on underlined links)

To register, please fill in a registration form and email it to:
The registration form, competition rules and other forms required for joining this event are available from the menu on the top right of this page. Please read the rules carefully.

Deadline for registration is Monday, February 22, 2010.

Signed 'Parental Conscent Form' and Fee of $ 6 to be presented at the Registration Desk on March 06, 2010.

There is a limit to the number of teams based on the room capacity of 350 people. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Initially, entries will be limited to six teams per school, plus individually entered teams not associated with a school registration. If space permits, additional school teams will be selected from the waiting list.