Enbridge Gas Supports FIRST Robotics Canada with $50,000 Gold-Level Sponsorship
Posted on Feb 27, 2019 by Brad McCabe




As the teams put the final touches on their competing robots, Enbridge Gas supports eight Ontario secondary school teams taking part in FIRST Robotics Canada (FIRST) competitions. These science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) inspired events are where students, teachers and mentors work together to build robots for high-intensity competitions. Continuing the company's legacy of community giving, Enbridge Gas is excited to support the competitions and student-led teams courtesy of a $50,000 sponsorship, for the first time as a Gold-Level Sponsor.

"STEM-related jobs are in high demand and organizations like FIRST Robotics Canada are helping students realize their potential and passion," said Cynthia Hansen, President of Enbridge Gas. "Beyond STEM, FIRST is about more than robots – they teach students confidence, teamwork and collaboration which demonstrates the values of integrity and respect. The values of FIRST are strongly aligned with those of Enbridge."

FIRST Robotic Competition (FRC) is an annual competition where high school student teams raise funds, create a brand and design robots to perform specific tasks, known as "robo-sports," with the help of volunteer professional mentors. After an intense six-week build, teams compete in regional events held in several Canadian provinces, then progress to district events and on to the World Championship.

"We are proud and grateful for the support of Enbridge Gas," says Mark Breadner, President of FIRST Robotics Canada. "The incredible legacy that the company established has impacted FRC students across Ontario and has helped the FIRST organization grow our programs to ensure that youth are equipped with the skills they need for the future. We are thrilled that Enbridge will continue supporting kids and youth in STEM with the FIRST Robotics Canada program."

To view a list of our sponsored teams, visit: uniongas.com/about-us/community/partnerships/first-robotics.
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