See all Blog Posts Metal Supermarkets proudly supports the Wikwemikong High School Robotics Team! Category: Customer Stories Posted: November 30, 2015 Sometimes an opportunity is all someone needs to accomplish great things. That certainly can be said for the Wikwemikong High School Robotics Team. Part of the Wikwemikong Reserve that resides on Manitoulin Island, the robotics team consists of high school students, many of whom have never been off the rural Northern Ontario island. Due to remote location and small size of the reserve, opportunities to get involved in education-based competitions are – unfortunately – few and far between. However, thanks to community support, which now includes Metal Supermarkets GTA, the Wikwemikong Robotics Team was able to attend their first regional competition in March 2015. They did very well! Despite being up against much larger schools from all over the world with access to far more resources, the Wikwemikong Robotics Team placed in the top third of every event at the competition, taking home two of the three rookie trophies. Their recent success and support has led to a surge of student interest, showing the students of the small high school that they can compete with any other team, despite their size. This momentum has snowballed, and Wikwemikong teacher Chris Mara says the team has seen growing community support, which has empowered the team to get involved in other robotics events. While the Wikwemikong team may have started out as underdogs, they certainly expect big things in the future. Follow the Wikwemikong Robotics Team on Twitter as they continue to learn, build and succeed. Metal Supermarkets GTA has locations in Barrie, Don Mills, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Scarborough and Vaughan. Metal Supermarkets Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985. At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper. We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications. Visit one of our 100+ locations across North America today. Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn E-Mail Tags: greater toronto area, Metal, metal supermarkets Related blog articles Wrought vs Cast Iron: What is the difference? What Are The Uses Of Perforated Sheets? Aluminum Tubing: What Is It Used For?