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Mission Statement

Our mission is to ignite and fan a flame of passion in young people for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and business, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that inspire innovation and personal growth, fostering well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, leadership, and teamwork.

Waffles Vision

We seek to be a diverse group of dedicated and reliable individuals that will work together as highly functional team, with a culture that focuses strongly on student opportunities for skill development and personal growth.  We strive to communicate effectively, to conduct ourselves with integrity, to always contribute our best as individuals and do what is best for the team as a whole.  We aim to be sustainable with a supportive, respectful and cooperative atmosphere, endeavoring to continuously improve both individually and as a team.  We celebrate achievements based on our own definition of success.  We make every effort to demonstrate our positive, friendly, gracious and cohesive team in all we do.  We strive to develop positive relationships within our team, FIRST and our community.


Founded the First W.A.F.F.L.E.S. FLL Team

Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

VEX Team Founded

Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!
November 2012

FRC W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Team Founded

W.A.F.F.L.E.S. FLL Alumni create FRC team for the upcoming season Ultimate Ascent. Team created in mind for all students in the local area that didn’t have a team at their own school.

W.A.F.F.L.E.S. First FRC Event


Partnership between the Pump House Steam Museum and W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics formed


FRC Ontario Districts Begin