Even with these honours, Team 188 has always strived to further FIRST in Canada, by mentoring local schools and creating new teams in Toronto.
Team 188 hosts two robotics tournaments in the offseason, the FLL Qualifier and the VEX Regional Tournaments are held at Woburn CI.
Team 188 participates in various outreach opportunities at local middle and elementary schools, girl guide groups, and robot demonstrations throughout the year. These demonstrations give community members the unique opportunity to interact with the robot and learn about the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Team 188 instills a culture of giving back within its members. Ontario District FRC competitions are largely organized and run by 188 alumni. 188 Alumni and members make up a large portion of FIRST Canada’s Key Volunteer list. Alumni hold roles as Directors, Planning Committee Members, FTAs, Volunteer Coordinators, LRIs, CSAs and Head Referees. Through our expansive alumni network, there are 188 volunteers at each of Ontario’s district events, championships and World Championships in St Louis.