Scouting Rooms

Nipissing University, a gracious Platinum sponsor and host has set aside classroom for use after the social for teams to use for scouting. More about this in our next email blast.

Class Participation Schedule

As this year’s event takes place on a week-end there will not be any classes available to attend.

Dean’s List and Chairman’s Interview Rooms

Dean’s List and Chairman’s Interviews will take place in the Surtees Centre.

Photo Wall

The photo wall will be located beside Nipissing’s Living Wall at the Robert J Surtees Student Athletic Centre.

Mentor and VIP Lounge

Once again, the Mentor and VIP lounge will be located in the board room overlooking the field and will be open throughout the event with one 2 hour exception. During the VIP reception, which takes place on Saturday morning after Opening Ceremonies, the mentor lounge will be unavailable to mentors.

WiFi

Nipissing University provides free Wi-Fi to the public. Wi-Fi availability is subject change based on FMS interference.

Please remember that in accordance with FIRST rules, teams are not allowed to create wireless hotspots.

Team Social

North Bay likes to show appreciation to all our hardworking teams and volunteers, so we will once again be hosting a free team and volunteer social. Yes, there will be lots of food and poutine, music and time to spend with other teams. An event coordinator will visit your pit, or ask at load in, to determine approximately how many team members and mentors will be attending.

Machine Shop

We will have a cargo trailer with some basic equipment and materials for teams that are in need.

The North Bay Event Steering Committee is organizing the Machine Shop for our amazing teams. We are looking for volunteers for to run the Machine Shop. If you have anyone who can help, we would greatly appreciate it. Please have them sign up at https://www.firstinspires.org/ for the role of ‘Machine Shop Attendant’.

Food on campus

Hours for the kiosk and fast food outlet right in the NU Robert Surtees Athletic Centre are noted below (gd2go). Further food options are available in the Main Campus Building (across the parking lot – Tim Hortons, Main Cafe, Subway and Twiggs) and are also noted below. Other restaurant options are available off campus, please contact or ask an organizer for  other options.

Thursday March 26, 2020
Tim Hortons: 7:30am – 8pm
Main Café: 8am – 6pm
Subway: 10:30am – 7pm

Twiggs: 7:30am – 6pm
gd2go: 11am – 6pm (fast food station will be open during peak meal times)

Friday March 27th, 2020
Tim Hortons: 7:30am – 4pm
Main Café: 8am – 3pm
Subway: 10:30am – 3pm
Twiggs: 7:30am – 8pm
gd2go: 11am – 8pm (fast food station will be open during peak meal times)

Saturday March 28th, 2020
Tim Hortons: Closed
Main Café: 10am – 2:30pm
Subway: Closed
Twiggs: 8am – 5:30pm
gd2go: 8am – 6pm (fast food station will be open during peak meal times)

Sunday March 29th, 2020
Tim Hortons: Closed
Main Café: 10am – 2:30pm
Subway: Closed
Twiggs: 8am – 4pm
gd2go: 8am – 6pm (fast food station will be open during peak meal times)

Everyone is encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Nipissing has water bottle filling stations throughout the venue, and we want everyone to stay healthy and hydrated.

For details on food, parking, and places to stay, visit the Plan Your Trip page.