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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