Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 Union Gas Supports FIRST Robotics Canada with $50,000 Grant Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 Good on Union Gas for helping with a good cause. Besides - ROBOTS! FIRST Robotics Competition, run by FIRST Robotics Canada, is an annual competition where high school students team up with technology companies to build robots in high-intensity “robo-sports” competitions with the help of volunteer professional mentors. Over six weeks, student teams raise funds, design a team brand, and build and program robots to perform specific tasks against competitors in regional events held in several provinces. FIRST Robotics Competitions combine the excitement of sport with the rigours of the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. Union Gas has also mentored several of the teams, with company employees volunteering to give direction and support.