Rap Riderz Innovation Centre brings Robots, 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality to Aurora, Ontario

Rap Riderz Innovation Centre brings Robots, 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality to Aurora, Ontario

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The world is changing before our eyes, come experience the future and learn about new and innovative technologies.

AURORA, ON, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – On November 25th, between 1:00 – 6:00pm Rap Riderz Innovation Centre officially opens for business in Aurora, Ontario. This cutting edge think-tank is focused on engaging kids and adults for the purpose of tapping into their creativity, showcasing artistry and innovating to produce new products and solutions for the future.

Rap Riderz Innovation Centre brings Robots, 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality to Aurora, Ontario (CNW Group/Rap Riderz)

At Rap Riderz Innovation Centre, people will experience new technologies like 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, and life-sized Service Robots. The crown jewels of the Innovation Centre are monthly Rap Sessions. Small groups of people can join workshops, seminars and hands-on training sessions in areas such as Software Development (Coding), Electric Cars, Gaming App Development, Design Thinking, 3D Printing etc… Community members are also encouraged to celebrate their special occasions through private event bookings for birthday parties, strategy sessions and team building.

When asked to explain the meaning of Rap Riderz, Chief Technology Officer, Ian McGowan explains that a rap is what occurs when one strikes a surface with an audible blow to attract attention. Riderz are people focused on progressing and transforming at great speed.” 

McGowan’s vision for Rap Riderz Innovation Centre is to build an incubator for progressive people (of all ages) that wish to make an impact on society by bringing their new ideas, methods and products to life.

The Rap Riderz Innovation Centre will also retail products at its onsite emporium and McGowan encourages residents to check out their vast inventory of ride-on cars, personal and commercial service robots, and exclusive Street Wear designs like Aurora’s own Rogue Outsider by Marcus X.

Come explore the 4D Virtual Reality amusement experience and learn more about the role of technology in our everyday lives. Meet Lolita, Sanbot Elf and many more Robots and open your eyes to the wonders of Artificial Intelligence. Visitors can also discover what it takes to develop software applications and build fully functional electric cars and motorcycles.

Rap Riderz is where innovation, creativity and artistry connects you to new pathways and possibilities.

About Rap Riderz:

Rap Riderz is an Innovation Centre for kids and adults where creativity, artistry and innovation interconnect in powerful ways you never imagined. Rap Riderz launches November 25th at 1pm and regular hours of operation are Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

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Media Advisory – Government of Canada to announce funding to increase paid student job placements

Media Advisory – Government of Canada to announce funding to increase paid student job placements

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OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier, will be at the University of Ottawa to make an important announcement in support of Canadian students and on-the-job training.



Monday, November 27, 2017


12:45 p.m.


University of Ottawa

Advanced Research Complex (Lobby)

25 Templeton Street

Ottawa, Ontario


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SOURCE Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Prime Minister delivers apology to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools

Prime Minister delivers apology to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools

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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - We need to acknowledge our past – including its most dark and shameful chapters – to address the historical wrongs and ongoing intergenerational trauma that affect so many Indigenous Peoples.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools. He also apologized to the families, loved ones, and communities for the painful and tragic legacy the residential schools left behind.

While delivering the apology, Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged the many Innu, Inuit, and NunatuKavut children who were neglected and abused, and who suffered lasting damage to their culture and language because of the residential school system. He also highlighted the exceptional courage and strength of survivors who came forward to share their experiences.

This apology is a crucial, necessary step on our journey to reconciliation. The Government of Canada will continue to work to truly renew the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, to the benefit of all.

“For every Innu, Inuit, and NunatuKavut child in Newfoundland and Labrador who suffered discrimination, mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in residential schools – we are sorry. While this long overdue apology will not undo the harm done, we offer it as a sign that we as a government and as a country accept responsibility for our failings. It is our shared hope that we can learn from this past and continue to advance our journey of reconciliation and healing. We have the power to be better and to do better.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • At the turn of the twentieth century, the Moravian Mission and the International Grenfell Association established schools with dormitory residences for Indigenous children, with the support of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The last school closed in 1980.
  • On June 11, 2008, on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons to deliver an apology to students of Indian residential schools, their families, and communities. This apology did not include students from provincially run residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • On September 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador approved a negotiated settlement to provide compensation to those who attended residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador and those who may have suffered abuse. The settlement also includes provisions for healing and commemoration activities identified by former students.
  • This apology also addresses Call to Action #29 outlined in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls upon the federal government ‘to work collaboratively with plaintiffs not included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement’.

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SOURCE Prime Minister’s Office

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