Hello, everyone. Recently, we were tried with a very difficult decision - one that couldn't be made lightly.
The Kinetics Knights Robotics Team 781 has closed shop, to follow government directives and contribute to Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our season, for all intents and purposes, is over.
We understand this may be a shock to some of you, (it was a shock to us), but due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, it is no longer safe for any of our team members to get together to work on our robot, or travel across the province to compete in competitions. It is a safety hazard we must take very seriously.
While not able to meet in person, some activities and team work can still take place online. We have a very strong team this year and have had a successful start to the Robotics season thanks to the engagement and ingenuity of everyone on the Kinetic Knights Team 781, including students and mentors, as well as the ongoing strong community support.
Against all odds, we've kept our heads high. We competed in the Georgian College District competition and made it to the finals. We earned a silver medal for our teamwork, and the help from the community that graciously houses us, as well as from the tremendous support our loyal sponsors and donors have given us this season. We couldn't have done any of this without you. Sincerely, we thank you.
On behalf of everyone on The Kinetic Knights, we apologize for how short-lived this season has been. We hope you understand that the health and safety of our team members, and everyone associated with the team is of paramount importance.
This goes for everyone else across the world as well. We encourage each and every one of you to do what you can to flatten the curve, to stay safe and healthy in these trying times. Stay at home, keep clean, do what you need. We're all in this together.
Once again, thank you to everyone who made our season possible. We can't begin to express how grateful we are, and we hope to come back just as strong and willful in 2021.
Until next time,
- Team 781 (The Kinetic Knights)