[Press Release] Students from across Ontario make a big splash in Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships

Mar 6 2015

Student cardboard boat buildWaterloo, Ontario - Skills Ontario gave teams two hours and the materials they needed to build a cardboard boat to outperform their peers in speed and weight challenges. After two hours of building and eight heats of races each day, the winners of the Elementary (March 4) and Secondary (March 5) Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships were declared:

Elementary Student Championship:
First place: Woodman-Cainsville School - Team 2, Brantford, Ontario
Speed: 17.97s Weight: 709lbs
Second Place: Woodman-Cainsville School - Team 1, Brantford, Ontario
Speed: 18.78s Weight: 595lbs
Third Place: École Alliance St-Joseph, Chelmsford, Ontario
Speed: 20.5s Weight: 547lbs

Secondary Student Championship:
First place: École Cité-Supérieure - Team 1, Marathon, Ontario
Speed: 12.35s Weight: 657lbs
Second Place: Eden High School - Team 1, St. Catharines, Ontario
Speed: 13.59s Weight: 586lbs
Third Place: Eden High School - Team 2, St.Catharines, Ontario
Speed: 12.57s Weight: 550lbs

Cardboard Boat Race in the poolCardboard Boat Race in the pool action








Eden High School now holds six of the top ten all-time records for weight and speed. Woodman-Cainsville School Team 2 is now number seven in the top 10 all-time records for weight performance, with their astounding 709 pound capacity boat.

Student participants had a positive and rewarding experience that showed them their potential to succeed in a hands-on career through teamwork, creativity, and skills-building. The Cardboard Boat Races is just one of the many initiatives Skills Ontario offers to students across Ontario to encourage the next generation of workers to discover their passion for the skilled trades and technologies.

About Skills Ontario
Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies as viable first-choice career options for Ontario youth. Throughout the year, we promote the skilled trades and technologies through our in-school presentations, the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), Cardboard Boat Race Competitions, Women’s Career Exploration Events and Conferences and our Aboriginal Initiatives.


Check out more photos from the Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships on our Facebook page!

Media contact:

Anne Ramsay

Communications Officer, Skills Ontario

aramsay@skillsontario.com | 519-749-9899 x 230

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