Community Events

31
May

A Weekend Up North with the Girls… and some Robots

General Motors Canada’s Stephanie Thompson is our guest blogger this week! Stephanie is a Senior Engineer at GM’s St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, and has been a technical mentor and volunteer with FIRST Robotics Canada for 13 years. Take it away, Stephanie! 32 robot teams. 100 high school girls. 165 minutes of connecting. 990,000 seconds of fun. On May 26th and

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9
Jan

FIRST Robotics Canada Welcomes Afghan Robotics Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, (January 9, 2018) – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Canada is pleased to welcome the renowned all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan to Canada in 2018. The all-girls robotics team attracted international attention after team members journeyed 800 kilometers to the American Embassy in Kabul, only to have their visas rejected

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17
Dec

TD Grant Winners

TD is thrilled to announce the six (6) $2,500 grant recipients. These FRC teams were chosen for their demonstrable effort to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their communities. The winners are: FRC Team 1241 FRC Team 1325 FRC Team 1360 FRC Team 6070 FRC Team 6331 FRC Team 6865 Thank you to all who entered!

13
Nov

TD Grant Opportunity 2018

TD is thrilled to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to support teams in Ontario who are making a demonstrable effort to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their communities. FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Ontario teams can apply for the grants from TD by submitting a video that highlights how your team is encouraging STEM engagement and participating in outreach

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7
Sep

GSL Group sponsors BC Regional Robotics Competition in Victoria, B.C.!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosts FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018 Toronto, ON, (September 7, 2017) – FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to partner with GSL Group to present the B.C. Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018. From March 14th until 16th, 2018, GSL Group will host approximately thirty robotics teams—along with their robots, built and programmed by high

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15
Nov

FIRST Robotics Competition “Ask the Expert” Webinars

FIRST Robotics Canada hosts weekly online webinars for teams to listen in and learn from the experts.  Each week covers a new topic and is jam-packed with helpful information.  Register for one of the webinars listed below or check out the archived copies of webinars that you may have missed. Date Title October 17, 2016 Girls in STEM: Why FIRST

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30
Oct

SWATposium 2016

SWATposium is a great opportunity to introduce new members to the FIRST Robotics program and to get current team members involved by attending or presenting workshops.  Sign up for the event at bit.ly/swatposium2016. SWATposium will be taking place on Saturday, Nov. 05 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville). There will be 29 workshops for

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17
Sep

2056 Ways to Inspire Conference

FRC team 2056 is holding its FIRST Robotics Conference and Open House on October 1st at Orchard Park Secondary School in Hamilton Ontario. The conference is open to staff, students, and parents, elementary and secondary, experienced and inexperienced. Come and learn about robots and see what some amazing people are doing to inspire students in STEM! Conference Details Conference Registration Form Come

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11
May

Off-Season Events 2016

FIRST Robotics Canada is excited to announce our 2016 Off-Season events! Event Location Date Fall Fiesta – Junior & Varsity Toronto October 21 and 22, 2016 The Southwest International Windsor October 29, 2016 The STEMley Cup Championship Hamilton November 12, 2016 Volunteer Interested in volunteering for any of our three upcoming off-season events?  A centralized sign-up form for volunteering at

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25
Apr

FIRST at Science Rendezvous

FIRST Robotics teams are coming to Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto!  Teams will also be showcasing their robots at Dundas Square at Ryerson University, as well as in Kingston and Windsor. Join the University of Toronto, St. George Campus for a fun-filled day of scientific discovery on May 7th 2016 at Science Rendezvous – a free Canada-wide science street festival. Science

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