The regional organization for FIRST in Western Canada, FIRST Robotics Society, has released an statement concerning the 2020/2021 season here in Alberta.
Here is a portion of that statement:
The Board of Directors of First Robotics Society met to discuss all our options for this coming season, but unfortunately there really aren’t many. Therefore, for the 2020-2021 FIRST Robotics season FRS will not be holding any in-person competitions, demonstrations, workshops, or any other other event that has people in the same space and will not sanction or sponsor any in-person events. FRS will however support virtual FIRST programs during this season.
The full update can be found here.
I would like to thank our regional directors for keeping the safety of our students in mind, and while this is heavily disappointing, it is also the right thing to do at this time in this current situation.