July 25, 2016

Exactly one year ago today, on July 25, 2016, we held our kick-off maker event at Canada Robotix… and what a year it’s been!

Our goal from the start has been to build tech community in York Region, and the community has welcomed us with open arms.

Companies large and small have helped us out with loans of equipment, hosting of our events and outright donations. In no particular order, we can mention Canada Robotix, Logics Academy, Maxxian, Proto3000, Lenovo Canada, Qualcomm, and Keating, and we’re probably missing some.

Community and municipal groups helped us get the word out, hosted our  events, and volunteered in so many different ways – Markham Library, Startup York, PechaKucha and TEDx Markham, York Region Amateur Radio Club, and so many others.

And finally, our friends from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at the David Dunlap Observatory, who now host our maker space and whom we share so many cool projects with – including our upcoming Maker Day on September 10 (exhibitor/presenter info session this Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 PM), and our big Halloween project.

Thank you to all the ylab volunteers – many of whom are now members – who’ve worked for us and for the community in so many way.

We could go on and on… but you can go through our blog posts from the last year right here.

We’re got more plans and more events coming up, and we’re looking forward to an even better second year.



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