CNIB Braille Conference

Disha Prashar

Last year, we attended the CNIB Braille Conference on October 30th. We were the keynote speakers there and a few of the youngest ones as well. We shared our innovation with everyone and we all thought that we knew how the entire presentation would roll out, although there were a lot of surprises for us! Our coach, Lisa Andrade planned a lot of surprises for us that we did not expect at all! First of all, the current principal at … Read More

Ontario Innovation Celebration: Volunteering

Isabel Neufeld

Our end goal is to help an entire populace towards literacy. At the moment, however, we’re volunteering to help teams towards their judging rooms. Start small. The team was at the Ontario Innovation Celebration (check out more over here: on February the twenty-seventh. Our official position was that of Innovation Ambassadors, but even I don’t know exactly what that implies—all I know is that we gave a workshop, four times, then had the privilege of participating in the customary … Read More

CST Cheque Presentation

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At the 2015 CNIB conference we were presented a $10 000.00 cheque from the Canadian Scholarship Trust. We were quite surprised when the CST  told us that they were going to come to our presentation at the CNIB and present us with the giant cheque. Although we already received the money on a previous date, it was very nice of the them to take their time to come and see us at the CNIB conference and present it to us. We will … Read More

Startup York

Isabel Neufeld

We recently had the pleasure of attending Startup York, held at the Markham Public Library, not only as listeners, but as speakers. Startup York is a gathering place for all budding entrepreneurs, those who just need to learn from the experiences of others before they can go into greatness, and those who are just interested in the whole ordeal. Sharing our story with them was the most fun endeavor we’ve had since school started, certainly. We spoke of less the … Read More

Our supporter, Mr.Otis

Rhys Binnie

As we journeyed through our first year of the Classy Cyborgs, we had a big supporter. When we made the team we were all students at Lester B. Pearson Public School in Aurora, so naturally we had a principal. In our case, our principal, Mr. Otis supported us and dind’t just tell us to keep studying and miss out on the opportunity we have today. We would like to thank him. But I asked myself, “Why did he support us so … Read More

The Classy Cyborgs – A Coach’s Journey

Lisa Andrade

My name is Lisa Andrade. I’m a coach of the Classy Cyborgs – a young team of entrepreneurs who want to make a difference within the blind community.  I am also a parent – my son is a Classy Cyborg.  It has been one year since the team first met in September 2014 to begin their FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “World Class Challenge”.  What a year it has been!  This is a story of the Classy Cyborgs’ incredible journey from … Read More

Our interview with CTV

Disha Prashar

In the beginning of April, our team was interviewed by the CTV Television Network about our product. They were also curious on about how we were preparing for our competition in St. Louis, Missouri that we were going to later on in the month. At the same time of our interview, we had a Skype call set up with Professor Ayanna Howard, a former NASA Scientist and a professor at Georgia Tech. When I was younger, the only thought that … Read More

Ontario Centres of Excellence Trip

Sean Lloyd

The Classy Cyborgs went to the Ontario Centres of Excellence on April 27. We met many exhibitors showing off their innovations at different tables. There were almost 3000 people there. There were people showing off inventions of all sorts. At lunch we even got to meet one of the founders of YouTube. It was fun and we all definitely learned a lot.