News

23
Jul

FIRST Charity Golf Tournament a Success!

By Jaeleen Koscielski On Thursday, July 7, 2016, FIRST Canada hosted the inaugural charity golf tournament at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. The event was a great success; there were teams of four golfers from sponsors like Microsoft, SYNNEX, HP Lenovo, Magna, Lexmark, Xerox and so many more. The day began with all of the excited participants checking in.

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19
Jul

FLL Jr. Registration and Challenge Release

The 2016–2017 FIRST LEGO League Jr. Creature Craze season is coming!  Get ready for the challenge release and team registration starting on August 1 at 12PM EDT.  For more information on FIRST LEGO League Jr. and how to register a team, visit our page on starting a team.

13
Jun

FRC in Ontario moving to District Model for 2017

The FIRST Robotics Canada Board of Directors would like to formally announce that the program in Ontario will be moving to the District Model for the 2017 competition season. This decision culminates almost three years of preparatory work. We consulted with the FIRST Robotics Competition community in Ontario as part of this process, and the feedback we have received from

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17
Mar

Rick Mercer visits FRC Greater Toronto East Regional

What happened when Rick Mercer visited a FIRST Robotics Competition? You’ll have to check it out on CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday, March 22nd at 8 pm EST! Hint: Confusion, mayhem and an epic battle! Photos courtesy of Eddy Gunawan

20
Mar

Ontario FLL team a Global Innovation Award Finalist

The Classy Cyborgs, FLL team from Lester B. Pearson P.S., Aurora, ON, is one of 20 semi-finalists selected to compete in the Global Innovation Award competition to be held at World Festival in St. Louis April 22-25.  The team’s project innovation was chosen from 527 entries representing 22 countries. Winner of the “Innovative Solution Award” at the FLL York Regional Tournament, the

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10
Jan

2015 FIRST Events

FRC Events There are seven regional events that will be taking place in Canada this March through April.  Take a look at the Upcoming FRC Events page for details on the events.  Check out this page on how you can volunteer at one of these events!   FLL Events There are two Ontario Provincial Championships that will be taking place in 2015:

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29
Dec

FRC Curriculum

FIRST Robotics Canada has been developing some FRC curriculum.  Check out this dropbox to access all of the new materials!   Do you have resources you think would be valuable to other teams?  Send them in to us and we can help make them available to FIRST teams:   To see the files that other teams have uploaded, take a

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16
Aug

Team Dave LEGO Robotics Camp

Team Dave held its inaugural Lego Robotics Camp during the week of July 28 – August 1, 2014. 38 children between the ages of 5 and 12 were split into 3 groups: Lego Builders for the little ones, Lego We Do for Grade 1-3 and Lego NXT for the older group. During the camp all 3 groups built robots and

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7
Aug

FLL World Class℠ is Starting!

Registration is now open in Canada.  Click here to register your team today! The 2014-2015 challenge was released on August 26th, 12:00 pm ET.   What is the future of learning? FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find the answers.  In the 2014 FLL World Class℠ Challenge, over 230,000 children ages 9 to 14 from over 70 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and

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22
Mar

FIRST’s Youth Protection Plan

US FIRST enhanced their Youth Protection Program   Find out what FIRST is doing to help keep FIRST participants safe.  Check back often for additional training and announcements and take a look at this page for more information on  FIRST’s Youth Protection Plan.