Changes to ORC | Ottawa Robotics Competition

Changes to ORC

Last week, we announced a wait list for teams due to high levels of registration. We will no longer be wait listing teams; however, there will be a few changes in how ORC will operate for the current year.

As many of you know, ORC distributes Lego kits to teams at a subsidized price in order to financially support teams. However, this year, Lego has modified and increased the lego kit cost but we have not increased the kit fee to reflect this change. As of now, we are no longer allowing any new registrants to receive kits through ORC.

The registration fee for ORC 2016 is $15 per student provided that the team has registered by March 1st. After this date, the registration fee will increase to $20 per student. As long as the supervisor has registered a team by the March 1st deadline, students may be added or removed to the team at the $15/student fee. These fees do not include lunch on competition day. Students/supervisors may choose to pay an additional $5 on top of the registration fee for lunch.

Please keep in mind that this fee allows ORC to hold all our events, such as the workshops (5 total this year), which provide many opportunities to test robots and to receive guidance from ORC’s student mentors for both students and supervisors.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment these changes may cause. Rest assured that we are committed in ensuring that participation in ORC is as affordable as possible while still being able to deliver the best possible experience for students.

We welcome any thoughts or suggestions or concerns. Feel free to contact us at any point should you have any questions at

We thank you for your continued dedication and support to ORC, and we hope to see you at the workshops and on competition day!

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      Hi everyone,We hope you and your families are all well. Over the past month, we have been assessing the interest and feasibility of alternative solutions to host the ORC this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.After reviewing survey responses, alternative formats, and public health guidance, we are sad to announce that there will be no competition this year. While our mission is to expose students to STEM, your health and safety is our number one priority, especially in these uncertain times.While there is no competition this year, we remain dedicated to our mission and still want you to explore STEM while at home. Check out Virtual Ventures (Virtual Ventures Summer Camps and Programs) for some STEM at home experiments. Please also stay tuned on our social media pages, as we develop and post online tutorials.Stay safe, keep practicing physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly! We hope to see you all next year!Public Health ResourcesOttawa Public Health – Government of Ontario – Quebec Government – Public Health Agency of Canada – Mental Health ResourcesKids Help Phone - Centre Ottawa - www.dcottawa.on.caWellness Together Canada - ... See MoreSee Less
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      [Le français suit.]Hi everyone,Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 global health crisis, the ORC committee is reviewing how the competition will be conducted this year in order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure your health and safety. We are considering the interest and feasibility in possible alternate delivery formats for ORC that would allow teams to compete remotely.We will update you as soon as we figure out the best plan moving forward. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe.COVID-19 ResourcesOttawa Public Health – of Ontario – Government – Health Agency of Canada – tout le monde,Étant donné la nature évolutive de la pandémie COVID-19, le comité de la CRO est en train d’examiner d’autres formats pour la compétition cette année afin de suivre les directives de distanciation sociale et de protéger votre santé et sécurité. Nous évaluerions l'intérêt et la faisabilité de formats alternatifs pour la CRO qui permettraient aux équipes de participer à distance.Nous vous informerons dès que nous aurons trouvé le meilleur plan pour aller de l’avant. Merci de votre compréhension, prenez soin.Ressources pour le COVID-19Santé publique d’Ottawa – d’Ontario – du Québec – de la santé publique du Canada – ... See MoreSee Less
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