FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition – Georgian College Barrie Campus

March 15, 2024
12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Georgian College, Barrie

FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition – Georgian College Barrie Campus presented by Honda of Canada Mfg.

The robots are coming back to Georgian’s Barrie Campus from March 15 to 17, 2024. In the FIRST Robotics competition, teams of high school students will build, program and compete in an epic battle that combines the excitement of a championship sporting event with the practical application of science and technology. This year’s theme is Crescendo.

Students prepare to engage their robots at the First Robotics event held at Georgian College
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Information for competing teams

How we communicate with you 

In addition to posting details and updates on the official FIRST Robotics Canada website (e.g., event agenda, list of competitors, and helpful information on food, accommodations, load in, parking, we communicate with teams via email. Team mentors should make sure to check their inboxes regularly for important tips and reminders.

Things to do while you’re here

We’re looking forward to hosting you on campus! Event T-shirts will be for sale. Team mentors are asked to watch for an invitation to have team members participate in a fun activity on the Friday evening while waiting for the full teams to enter the event.

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How to become a volunteer

How to become a volunteer

Have questions? Email Volunteer Coordinator Mark Gatenby at

Close to 100 student and employee volunteers are needed to make this event a success, and we need human volunteers! Technological knowledge is not required for most positions.

What’s in it for you? 

  • get FREE food
  • receive a FREE T-shirt
  • pick from nearly 50 roles, from judge to crowd control
  • see cool robots in action
  • support the next generation of tech super-stars!
  • Georgian students can add this experience to their co-curricular records

What you can expect 

  • clear role expectations
  • tools and training to do the job
  • respect for your time

What we’re looking for 

  • enthusiasm!
  • punctuality
  • availability over a full day
  • availability for training (date to be confirmed)
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Advanced technology at Georgian

Georgian hosts this event in part because the college truly believes in the importance of training and inspiring the next generation of changemakers and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) specialists.

That’s also why Georgian has invested in state-of-the-art robotics, mechatronics, electronics and environmental labs.

Check out this YouTube video of the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at Georgian College.

Event sponsors

The FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition – Georgian College Barrie Campus is presented by Honda of Canada Mfg. and supported by the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor | Georgian Team Pit and Machine Shop Sponsor

honda power of dreams (logo)

Volunteer Lounge and Meal Sponsor

Georgian College Alumni Association (logo)

Photo Booth Sponsor

Magna (logo)

Event Partners

county of simcoe (logo)
investbarrie (logo)
prodomax automation ltd.  (logo)

Signage Sponsor

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Event Supporter

kuka (logo)

Event Contributors

Banner more sensors, more solutions (logo)
Wurth Elektronik More than you expect (logo)