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.
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 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.
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.