R3P2's Timeline

Below, you can find a list of R3P2's past initiatives, events and everything else we've done!

dcmp 2019

Ontario District Championships

From April 10th to 13th, R3P2 had the privelage of competing at the Ontario District Championships alongside some of the best teams in the world. We worked hard to qualify throughout the season and were proud to seed 16th out of the 40 teams in the Science division. We also won the championship entrepreneurship award, an amazing feat. Our team finished the competition ranking 57 in the district out of a total of 179 teams! Sadly, this was not enough to qualify for the World Championships in Detroit and as such, this brings an end to the 2019 season for R3P2. We'd like to thank all our sponsors and we hope to see everyone back for next year's season.

Western Uni

Western Engineering District Event

On April 5th, R3P2 packed it's bags and travelled to London, Ontario to compete in the Western Engineering Distrct Event at Western University. The weekend treated us well and at the end of the qualification rounds, 5834 seeded at 11th out of 40 teams! In alliance selection, 5408 graciously invited us to join the fifth alliance alongisde 5596 to face the fourth alliance in playoffs. After a hard fought quarterfinals with a scoring tie and a tiebreaker match, we were sadly eliminated. However with our impressive run at this event, we racked up enough points to qualify for the Ontario District Championships taking place next weekend. We can't wait to see you all there!

Humber College District Event

Hurray! Team 5834 had an exciting weekend over at Humber College from March 8th - 10th. We got to compete with some amazing teams and made some great new friends! We ended the event with our highest seed ever at an official FIRST event as the 9th seed! We had the honour of teaming up with 6978 and team 7723 as the sixth alliance for playoffs. Due to the success of our hardworking business and outreach team, we won the entrepreneurship award, our first judged award since 2016. Go Raiders!

Western Kickoff

2019 Kickoff: Destination Deep Space

On January 5th, the Riverdale Raiders went to Western Tech to visit FRC team 865, Warp7, to join them for their annual kickoff event. We had a blast brainstorming and analyzing the game with them and are excited to bring the 2019 build season to a start! We are further excited to announce we will be attending the Humber College and Western Engineering District events. Hope to see you there!

terminator 2019

3rd Annual Terminator

Watch out, Terminator is running again for the third year! This year, R3P2 has partnered with the school's Athletic Association to run the event. Terminator is a school wide game of manhunt where everyone has a target and is being targeted. At the end of the two weeks, we'll be able to crown our third terminator champion!

fall fiesta 2018

Fall Fiesta 2018

Here we go again! 5834's first competition of the year, Fall Fiesta took place this past weekend, on October 20th, 2018. Our team had a blast training new drive team members and introducing rookies to the First Robot Competition environment. We were thrilled to be the second seed of 25 teams and to captain the second alliance with our close friends, team 4476, W.A.F.F.L.E.S. and 2nd year team, 6632. We were delighted to win the gracious proffessionalism award, ending the event in a good way.

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Robotics Fair

To increase awarness of FIRST and STEM at Riverdale, the Riverdale Raiders Robotics ran a new initiative: the Robotics Fair! This event allows all students to get a chance to get an inside peek into R3P2 and learn about all of our moving parts from Computer Aided Design to Sponsorship Relations. The students also get a chance to get to drive the robot and complete an obstacle course. The event was a huge success and we have already seen huge increases in interest during our recruitment.

Ontario District Competition

On April 12th to April 14th, our team gained enough points to attend the Ontario District Competition at the Hershey Centre in Missisauga, Ontario. After two days of competing, our team finished 23rd from the qualifying rounds. Unfortunately, we were not picked during alliance selection but are very proud of our performance during the entire competition. Sadly, our power up season ends here but the amazing experiences, lessons and support we have received from other teams and our sponsors has been worth the journey. Thank you to everyone who took it with us and hope to see you in 2019!

North Bay District Event

From March 29th to the 31st, R3P2 participated in the North Bay Regional at Nipissing University. Placing 24th after Qualification Matches and a few challenges in the way, we were chosen by our alliance captain Lake Effect Robotics and W.A.F.F.L.E.S Robotics in the second alliance and worked hard together to advance to finals ! We had an amazing time working and playing with them and can say that this competition has been one of the best performances by our team yet.

Ryerson University District

From March 15 to March 17, we competed at the Ryerson University District event in downtown Toronto at the Mattamy Centre. We placed 12th out of 37 teams in the qualification matches and were picked as a member on the 4th alliance. After two competitive quarter final matches, we were sadly eliminated.

Visiting our Sponsors: The Optimist Club

Early on in the PowerUp build season, we visited one of our platinum sponsors: the Optimist Club and updated them on our new season and our current initiatives. We owe a lot of our team's success and abilities to them and constantly thank them for their support.

Caring for the Carribean

In the summer of 2017, 3 disastrous hurricanes hit southern North America, 2 of which immensely affected many islands in the Caribbean. Most of these countries almost completely destroyed and students and children were not able to attend school until much later in the year. Our fundraiser, Care for the Caribbean intends to raise money for this cause and in turn provide students with school supplies, and other technology assests to help them succeed and learn.

Kickoff: Start of the 2018 FRC Season

On January the 6th, all FRC teams were introduced with a new challenge for the 2018 season: FIRST POWER UP . Since then, we have been brainstorming designs and coming up with ideas and strategies that will hopefully make our 2018 season a successful one.

Girl Guides of Canada

In mid-November, a group of female members on our team gave a presentation to a Girl Guides of Canada club about females in STEM and Robotics, hoping to give them an introduction to the opportunities that they could have in Science and Engineering in high school.