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14
Feb

FIRST Volunteer Opportunities

FIRST volunteers are the backbone of every event — the program literally couldn’t run without them! If you’re interested in volunteering but not sure where to start, check out the roles below. Please note that all FIRST volunteers must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities. They also must adhere to FIRST safety practices and Gracious Professionalism

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4
Feb

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ONTARIO WEST PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the FIRST LEGO League Ontario West Provincial Championships! Check out below for the award winners!   Pictures courtesy of Zhijuan [June] Feng

21
Jan

FIRST Tech Challenge Winners

Thanks to our valued sponsors Studica and Durham College for helping to make Ontario’s inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge such a great success! We are proud to share the list of winners!

18
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Elizabeth Moses

  Elizabeth Moses is an ambassador for Build a Dream and she’s also a graduate of the FIRST program! Elizabeth is now part of the team at Windsor Mold Inc. FIRST caught up with Elizabeth to hear about her journey. Thank you to talented writer Emily Haws who writes and compiles this interview series. Q1. How did you get into

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18
Dec

FIRST Alumni Careers: Rameesha Qazi

Rameesha Qazi graduated from FIRST Team 1241: THEORY6 in 2012, where she was team captain and recognized as a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist. She now works as a resource development advisor for Crossroads International, a company working to advance the rights of women and girls in West Africa, Southern Africa, and Bolivia. Rameesha is currently based in Tanzania and we

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4
Nov

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAM BLAST #8 (OCT 28, 2019)

Dear FLL Coaches, Please read below for information about preparing for your tournament and for resources and training opportunities that could benefit your team. Tournament Preparation: Event Guide & Webinar Upcoming Training Workshops Student Registration & Team Roster FLL Team Timeline Core Values Innovation Project Robot Design Tournament Preparation – Please click HERE to access the FL Event Guide for Teams, a comprehensive guide that

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25
Oct

2019 Youth Summit

FIRST Canada is proud to announce our first ever Youth Summit hosted by FIRST Canada’s Youth Council. This one day event will take place at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. High school students who are currently participating in a FIRST Tech Challenge team or FIRST Robotics Competition team are invited to apply. A maximum of two students per team

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11
Sep

Bev Carmichael: Volunteer Super Star in the North

Bev Carmichael is a super star behind the scenes in the FIRST community volunteer world.   As treasurer of the North Bay District planning committee, she’s in charge of handling the finances of this well-run event that has a rockin’ poutine bar at the annual social.   She can also be found at the pit admin table during the event.

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30
Jul

Mikaela Corneil: The Robot Ref

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers who work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a series of volunteer profiles. Thank you to talented writer and FIRST alumna Emily Haws for interviewing and writing this series. Being a referee can be difficult⁠—the weight of a team’s success is literally

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11
Jun

Kaushal Kapasi: The Gracious Professionalist

FIRST Robotics Canada has a lot of amazing volunteers who work countless hours behind the scenes to keep our events running smoothly. We’re introducing some of them in a series of volunteer profiles. Thank you to talented writer and FIRST alumna Emily Haws for interviewing and writing this series. Some say that home is where the wi-fi connects automatically. For Kaushal Kapasi,

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