Harbour View’s quest for Worlds

$600 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 32 months
Harbour View Odyssey of the Mind Team’s Quest for World Finals!!!

On April 16, 2016, a team of Harbour View elementary students competed in Odyssey of the Minds provincials. It was not only the first time any team from Harbour View has competed but it was also the first time for any of the team members to do so.

The team choose the problem “No-Cycle Recycle” to solve. Using recycled materials, a limited budget and a strict set of rules, the team worked for months to solve this problem. This was done with the guidance of their two coaches but without any parental help.  They then performed their solution in front of a panel of judges, family and friends and they won the provincial gold medal!

Not only did they achieve gold but they did so with the highest score of all other teams from Grade 3 to 12 solving the same problem! Their total score was 100 points higher then the silver place team.

This huge accomplishment qualified them to attend Odyssey of the Minds World Finals in Ames, Iowa, from May 25th to 28th. They will be the only team from Coquitlam to be competing in this annual competition, which includes over 800 teams from 25 countries.
We ask if you could please help this remarkable team accomplish their goal of attending World Finals by making a donation to support the cost of air travel, shipping of the team's solution, food and lodging for team members. 

Thank you for your support and please keep watching our page for updates on our journey and our future fundraising activities. 

 “Odyssey of the Mind is a school-based, international program that promotes creative problem solving for students from kindergarten through college. Under the guidance of a coach, teams of five to seven students learn creative thinking and problem solving skills while finding innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance problems.”

Problem 1: No-Cycle Recyle

Teams will build, ride on, and drive a no-cycle, recycling vehicle. It will pick up discarded items, adapt them in some way, and then de- liver them to places to be re-used. The vehicle must travel without pedaling for propulsion. In addition, the driver will have an assistant worker riding on the vehicle that will help process the trash items being repurposed. They will make an unplanned stop along the way and perform a random act of kindness.



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A team of seven Grade 4 and 5 students from Harbour View elementary school in Coquitlam, coached by two very dedicated moms, won gold at the Odyssey of the Mind provincial championships held April 16 at Montgomery middle school.
Now, the group is getting ready to compete at the Odyssey of the Mind Worlds May 25 to 28 at Iowa State University but needs money to get there.
To get needed funds, a lemonade stand and garage sale will be held this Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 908 Crestwood Dr. in Coquitlam (near Como Lake and Schoolhouse) and the public is invited to drop by for a refreshing drink and to buy some gently used items to support the good cause. The team is also selling Purdy’s chocolates for Mother’s Day and has a GoFundMe campaign with a link on its Facebook page.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity through a variety of ways, including building mechanical devices or presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
As many as 25 countries are expected to have teams at the world championship.
The Harbour View group has a Twitter feed at @HViewOdyssey and can be reached via email at hvodyssey@gmail.com. http://www.tricitynews.com/community/fundraiser-for-odyssey-of-the-mind-trip-1.2244703
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Help Send Harbour View's Odyssey of the Mind Team to the World's!! Please visit our multi family garage sale May 7th at 908 Crestwood Drive, Coquitlam,B.C. There will also be a lemonade stand and bake sale by donation. All proceeds will go to helping accomplish the teams goal of attending World Finals in Iowa. Donation will support the cost of air travel, shipping of the team's solution, food and lodging for team members.
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Raised by 17 people in 32 months
Created April 22, 2016
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31 months ago
Alice Powell
31 months ago

Wonderful job and accomplishment HV! Great teamwork and coaching everyone :)

31 months ago
Jodi Regts
31 months ago

Go Isla and Harbour View Team!!!!!

31 months ago
Laura Andrews
31 months ago

Good Luck to the team!!

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