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Southern Ontario VRC Qualifying Event

Southern Ontario VRC Qualifying Event

Event Code: RE-VRC-14-1879

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 72 / Spots Open: 63

Event Region: Ontario

Price: CA$125.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 12/13/2014


Governor Simcoe SS
St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 2Z7

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

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General Info

All-Girls Teams

As part of the District School Board of Niagara's initiative to get more young women involved in Science and Technology, the DSBN in conjunction with Governor Simcoe Secondary School and Team 1114 Simbotics, have created a grant to allow for free event registration for a limited number of all-girls teams that wish to attend the Southern Ontario VEX Robotics Championship.

To receive this grant, simply register for this event and choose the pay by cheque option. After registering, send an email to Michael Diramio ( stating that you represent an all-girls team who wishes to receive this grant. At that point the cost of your $125 registration fee(s) will be paid for.

If you do not have an all-girls VRC team at your school, there's no better time to start one then now! Over the years we've seen a dramatic increase in the number of girls participating in robotics at the elementary level. Let's see if we can continue this trend in the VRC!



8:00a - 8:00p - Doors Open
8:30a - 8:35a - Drivers Meeting (Auditorium)
8:35a - 8:50a - Opening Ceremonies (Auditorium)
8:50a - 12:00p - Qualification Matches
12:00 - 12:30p - Lunch Break (concession stands will be open)
12:30p - 2:30p - Qualification Matches
2:30p - 3:00p - Alliance Selection
3:00p - 3:30p - Preparation for Elimination Matches
3:30p - 5:30p - Elimination Matches & Awards
5:30p - 6:00p - Closing Ceremonies

Date: 12/13/2014
Governor Simcoe SS
St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 2Z7

Travel Info

Days Inn St Catharines Niagara
89 Meadowvale Drive, St Catharines
$89.00 plus tax per night
1-877-688-2324 ext 4

Best Western St Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre
2 North Service Road, St Catharines
$109.00 plus tax per night
Rate includes buffet breakfast
1-877-688-2324 ext 3

Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre
327 Ontario Street, St Catharines
$119.00 plus tax per night
1-877-688-2324 ext 2

Rates are based on single/double occupancy, $5.00 each additional guest.

Rates are subject to 13% HST and 5% DFF

Bookings of 5 rooms or less per night, reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly (toll free numbers above) and identifying the group as VEX to receive the rates quoted above
Bookings of 6 rooms or more per night, reservations must be made through group sales, 1-877-688-2324 ext 5, then ext 1 or by email and identifying the event as VEX in order to receive the rates quoted above.


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