Cardboard Events
Cardboard Boat Races

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Each year, the Cardboard Boat Races provide the opportunity for Ontario students to test their math and technology skills in a fun and competitive environment.  Teams of four arrive at this popular, full-day event with a drawing of their cardboard boat design.  Skills Canada – Ontario provides the supplies to construct a cardboard boat during the two hours, on-site, construction time.  In the afternoon, the competitors put their design to the test in the swimming pool in both a race and weight challenge.  
Races are offered at two levels: Senior Elementary and Secondary

Affiliated schools are welcome to come compete at any of the following 2013-14 locations:

Date

City

Secondary Level Races

December 3

London

December 3

Sturgeon Falls

December 3

Toronto

December 3

Thunder Bay

December 10
Sutton

December 3

Ottawa

March 6

Provincial Championship
(must have qualified at an earlier race to compete)

Senior Elementary Level Races

October 22

Dryden

December 4

Thunder Bay

January 28

Ottawa

January 29

Guelph

January 28

Toronto

January 28

Sturgeon Falls

January 28

Sutton

January 30
Ottawa

March 5

Provincial Championship
(must have qualified at an earlier race to compete)

In order to help prepare for the Cardboard Boat Race please review any of the applicable following links and documents:

Adhesive Information for 2013-2014 Races

Swift®tak 4091 Aqueous Adhesive produced by HB Fuller

  • Cannot be purchased in stores
  • Each team will receive 500ml
  • White, synthetic resin
  • Teams must wear safety glasses when handling
  • Teams will be supplied two pairs of vinyl gloves each
  • The adhesive sets up to a tight bond after 15 minutes and has 100% paper failure after 20 minutes
  • If you apply too much, it will take too long to dry
  • Teams must bring their own tools to apply the adhesive - suggested tools include paint brush or roller

Registration Links

  • Click here to be linked to the Skills Canada – Ontario online registration system
  • Need assistance with registering? Please contact Maresa MacAskil at 519-749-9899 ext 228