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Yar! Elora students power Rick Mercer’s cardboard pirate ship

WATERLOO--Aaron Adema and Abby McDonald of Elora Public School, paddle Rick Mercer's cardboard boat at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex as Mercer shoots at a competing team with a water gun.

Comedian Rick Mercer hijacks Waterloo cardboard boat races

WATERLOO--Rick Mercer came out to see the students put their skills to the test -- and then he tested a boat of his own!

Guelph students make a splash

GUELPH—Students race their homemade cardboard boats during day one of the annual Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races at Centennial Pool on Thursday.

Students designed and built their boats then raced them in the pool and tested which could hold the most weight.

Row, row, row your boat

Twenty-three teams from schools in Brant, Niagara, Hamilton and Thames Valley competed in the Skills Ontario cardboard boat races Tuesday at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Students were given two 4x8-foot sheets of cardboard, some duct tape and glue to create their designs. There are eight such elementary races being held this week throughout Ontario.

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