Media Advisory - Robotics Festival closing ceremony Saturday March 16, 4:15 p.m. at Uniprix Stadium

Media Advisory - Robotics Festival closing ceremony Saturday March 16, 4:15 
p.m. at Uniprix Stadium 
MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The closing ceremony of the second 
annual Robotics Festival will take place on Saturday March 16 at 4:15 p.m. The 
event, which will include the presentation of the winners and the awarding of 
prizes, will be attended by Marie Malavoy, Quebec Minister of Education, 
Recreation and Sports, and Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman Board of Bombardier 
Inc.and Cofounding Chairman of FIRST Robotics Quebec. 
Also attending the ceremony will be Yves Beauchamp, Executive Director of ETS, 
Élie Beignon, Software Developer, Google Montreal, Jean-Marc Chouinard, 
Vice-President, Strategy and Partnerships, Lucie and André Chagnon 
Foundation, Daniel Duranleau, Chairperson of Commission scolaire de Montréal 
(CSDM), Christophe Guy, CEO, Polytechnique, Régis Houde, Manager, Expertise 
Division, Hydro-Québec, Laurent V. Joli-Cœur, La Presse and Radio-Canada 
celebrity of the week, DianeLamarche-Venne, Chairperson of Commission 
scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB), Hugues Lessard, Vice-President - 
Saint-Laurent Manufacturing Centre, Bombardier Aerospace, Simon Nolet, 
Engineer, Automation and Robotics Centre, GE Aviation - Bromont, Philippe 
Perey, Senior Manager, Global Business Development, CAE, Gilles Petitclerc, 
Chairman of the Board, Montreal Hooked on School, Arvind Ramanathan, Managing 
Director, Vigilant Global, Suanne Stein Day, Chairperson of the Lester B. 
Pearson School Board, andÉmilie Thuillier, Executive Committee Vice-Chair, 
City of Montreal. 
CHALLENGE 14 - 18 year-olds 
8:00 A.M. Pit area opens
8:30 A.M. Opening ceremony
9:00 A.M. Qualifiers
12:00 P.M. Playoff alliances are formed
12:30 P.M. Lunch break
1:30 P.M. Finals
4:30 P.M. Closing and award ceremony 

    WHAT:  Robotics Festival
          • Challenge for 14-18 year-olds, dubbed "Ultimate Ascent"
       this year                 
       (building a functioning robot capable of throwing frisbees while
       scaling a pyramid-shaped steel structure);

WHEN:  March 14, 15 and 16

WHERE: Uniprix Stadium (285 De Faillon west)

Media Relations:   Andrée Peltier Relations publiques Andrée Peltier 
Office: 514.846.0003 Mobile: 514.944.8689

SOURCE: Festival de robotique 2013

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