“Rebound Rumble": Canada’s Largest High School Robotics Competition
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“Rebound Rumble": Canada’s Largest High School Robotics Competition

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, March 9-10, 2012
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, March 23-24, 2012
Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, March 30-31, 2012

TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 6, 2012 — Over the course of the next several weeks, students from 94 high schools (78 from Ontario, 8 from Quebec, 2 from Alberta, 4 from the United States and 2 from Mexico) will take part in the FIRST Robotics Competition - the largest high school robotics competition in Canada. The events will be held at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology (Main Gymnasium), the University of Waterloo (Physical Activities Complex) the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Students will compete for awards and for spots at the 2011 World Championship event, to be held at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri - April 25 - April 28, 2012.


Members of the media are invited to see the robots competing and meet the students and their teams. The event is open to the public with free admission and parking.

2012 FIRST Robotics Canada Event Sponsors:
Platinum: Research In Motion
Gold: Bruce Power, Hatch Silver: University of Toronto, SYNNEX Corporation, Thales, TMMC Bronze: Google, Bell, General Motors, Ontario Power Generation, Rockwell Automation, University of Waterloo Pit Sponsor: Magna.

Agenda (for all events)

Fri. - Open Competition


Sat. - Open Competition and Playoffs

9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 - 12:00 noon Robotics heats 9:00 - 11:30 noon Robotics heats
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:45 p.m. Robotics heats 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. Robotics heats (Playoffs)
4:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

More information (including directions) can be found at www.firstroboticscanada.org.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international non-profit organization designed to inspire students to pursue studies and careers in science, engineering, computers and technology. Students develop skills in problem solving, leadership and teamwork as well as design, manufacturing, programming and testing. FIRST’s programs reach 212,000 students in 56 countries. FIRST Robotics Canada, which was started in 2002, now reaches over 10,000 Canadian students.


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