Cubing Out Loud and canadianCUBING have been bringing competitions to many major cities in Canada for over 10 years. But we want to bring more competitions to more areas!
If you live in any of the following areas and would like to work with us to set up a competition, we'd love to hear from you.
Don't see your area on the list? No problem, send us an email anyway. If you can show there is at least 25 cubers in your area, we may be able to hold a competition anyway.
What We Need from You
We need boots on the ground. Someone that knows about venue spaces and can go and check some out. Your role will be scope out the right venue to ensure it meets the needs of a competition and act as the liaison between us and the venue to ensure everything is set up and ready to go for the day of the competition.
An ideal venue would have the following attributes:
- Be big, bright, temperature controlled, similar to a gymnasium or cafeteria versus a classroom
- Easily accessible - near public transit or a highway
- Near restaurants so competitors and families can stop for lunch without travelling too far
- Access to Wifi for data entry purposes
- Ability to collect registration fees on site
- Ability to sell cubes as the types most cubers use aren't available in stores
- Has tables and chairs available as part of the rental
- Is available on weekends
Every area is different, and we've used many sorts of venues over the years. Here are some ideas that may apply to your area.
- Community centres
- Science Centre
- Hockey rink
- Banquet hall
- Conference centre
The ideal candidate will be over the age of 18. If you are under 18, it is best if you have a parent or guardian involved in the process at the start. You should have some connection to the community that will help get some volunteers for the day of the competition. We need a number of roles to be filled, so having some dedicated volunteers to assist for the day is key.
What We Offer
We have the infrastructure in place to be able to do the competition. We can supply the following:
- Guidance for how to hold an official competition both leading up to the competition and at the competition itself
- All necessary equipment such as timers, displays, stopwatches
- Additional equipment to enhance the competition such as laptops
- Supplies such as name tag holders, batteries, pens, printing
- WCA delegate to make the competition official
- Handle the online registration process, which includes information dissemination
- Collect payments online to speed up the morning of the event
- Training of volunteers to ensure they know what they are doing
- Instructions for competitors so they know the process at the competition
- Promotion for the event on all major cubing channels in the country
- Prizes for winners in each event at the competition