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UBCO engineers give siege weapons a try at Trebuchet Competition

The UBCO Engineering Society are hosting a trebuchet competition on campus this weekend.
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March 18, 2016 - 4:06 PM

KELOWNA – Students of UBC Okanagan’s Engineering Department are holding their fourth annual Trebuchet Competition this weekend.

A trebuchet is a middle age siege weapon that uses a counterweight to fling an object at a target. Members of the Engineering Society will host 14 teams Saturday and Sunday.

The event starts Saturday at 9 a.m. behind the Engineering, Management and Education building at the UBCO campus.

Teams spend Saturday assembling and testing their devices, with competitions and a barbeque on Sunday.

All proceeds raised by the event go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

For more information visit the competition Facebook page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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