Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli paid tribute to the students, parents and volunteers involved with the Near North Student Robotics Initiative today in the Ontario Legislature.
Fedeli delivered a Members’ Statement today highlighting the regional First Robotics competition being hosted in North Bay at the end of this month. The prepared text of his statement is below:
"Speaker, North Bay will host the first ever regional First Robotics Competition to be held in Northern Ontario later this month at Nipissing University. 35 teams from across Ontario will be competing, bringing 1,000 students, mentors and parents to Nipissing.
The Near North Student Robotics Initiative, Team 1305, started some 14 years ago and has had tremendous success. These students are inspired by science, technology and innovation, and they in turn inspire all of us.
I want to thank volunteers like Nancy Dewar-Stenning, Anthony and Judy Koziol, Tanya Vrebosch, Bill Ferguson, Erin Richmond and others for their time and efforts to allow our students to compete with the best in the world.
I’d also like to thank the many sponsors who pulled together to bring this event to North Bay, event co-chairs Al McDonald and Anthony Rota, and honorary chair, world-renowned cartoonist and Corbeil resident Lynn Johnston.
This regional, along with 54 others lead to the world championships in St. Louis at the end of April. Others will be held in coming weeks in Oshawa, Windsor, and Waterloo, and I encourage the Members to attend in person if you can to show your support to these bright and tremendously dedicated students."