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Concrete canoes race across Toronto’s waterfront on May 10

May 8, 2015

TORONTO, ON — This Sun­day, over 250 engi­neer­ing stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties across Cana­da are mak­ing the unfloat­able float. They’ll be rac­ing canoes made from con­crete along Toronto’s west­ern waterfront—canoes they’ve designed and built them­selves over the last year.

Host­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing, the 2015 Cana­di­an Nation­al Con­crete Canoe Com­pe­ti­tion (CNCCC) is a high­ly enter­tain­ing event that show­cas­es the cre­ativ­i­ty and tech­ni­cal abil­i­ties of stu­dents from a wide range of engi­neer­ing fields. Teams from 12 uni­ver­si­ties coast-to-coast are expect­ed to com­pete.

“The CNCCC not only pro­vides teams an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share a year’s worth of hard work with the pub­lic, but it offers a great chance for us to show­case the city and its mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism with stu­dents from across the coun­try,” said U of T engi­neer­ing stu­dent Nigel Fung, the com­mis­sion­er of this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Click here to see rac­ing pho­tos from pre­vi­ous events.

Join on Race Day:

Date:                                   Sun­day, May 10, 2015

Time:                         2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Loca­tion:                         Mar­i­lyn Bell Park, 851 Lakeshore Blvd W


Pub­lic Exhi­bi­tion:

Media are also invit­ed to attend a spe­cial pub­lic show­case on Sat­ur­day where teams will have their canoes set up on-land and they’ll be inter­act­ing with the pub­lic.

Date:                           Sat­ur­day, May 9, 2015

Time:                         1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Loca­tion:                  Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W


Media con­tact:

RJ Tay­lor
Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Phone: 647–228-4358