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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, Diane Lamarche-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, and Émilie Thuillier, Executive Committee Vice-Chair, City of Montreal.

CHALLENGE 14 - 18 year-olds

SATURDAY MARCH 16 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)




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SOURCE: Festival de robotique 2013

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CO: Festival de robotique 2013
ST: Quebec

-0- Mar/15/2013 15:33 GMT

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