About the Canadian
Concrete canoe competitions were
reportedly organized in Canada
by Sheridan College and Seneca College
during the mid-'70s... but interest in the sport dwindled by 1980.
It wasn't until the
Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) was founded in
in 1994 that concrete canoe competitions were reintroduced.
hosted 4 competitions before other schools took the lead.
Rotation began in 1998 with
Laval, and Toronto
serving as the hosts of what has now become the Canadian National Concrete
Canoe Competition (CNCCC).
the rules are based on the U.S. Nationals; and. 10 to 15 Canadian
universities from six different provinces meet every year.
The photos in the
left and right columns were taken by Photo Voltaic in 2014 with the
exception of that taken of the University of British Columbia in 2015.
École de Technologies Supérieure
In 2007, the finals for
the competition were broadcast live via the web courtesy of Discovery
The event was hosted
in Kingston, Ontario
where the Universite de Sherbrooke successfully defended their national
Université de Sherbrooke
In 2013, ETS qualified for the
U.S. National Concrete Canoe Competition by winning the Upstate New York
Conference and went on to win the first U.S. title ever held by a Canadian
regarding the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition can be
found on here.
University of Toronto
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2015 CNCCB/Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition
(CNCCC) - 21st
Toronto, Canada, May 8-10, 2015
Laval Secures 12th
The 2015 Canadian National
Concrete Competition was hosted by the University
of Toronto. The Université
Laval (Laval) successfully defended their Canadian title in a field of
consisting of 12 entries. A
team from Ecole
de Technologie Superieure (ETS) placed second followed by one from Ecole
fielded "Bluenose V."
Here's how one
Canadian team warmed up before racing their canoe...
"Sweat baby sweat... You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals, so
let's do it like they do on the Discovery channel" - produced by
Queen's U (Ontario) in Quebec City at the 2011 CNCCC
Canoe Workout Video
2014 CNCCB/Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition
(CNCCC) - 20th
May 9-11, 2014
Laval Secures 11th
The 2014 Canadian National
Concrete Competition was hosted by the Universite
de Sherbrooke. The Université
Laval (Laval) won the competition. Ecole
de Technologie Superieure
(ETS), the defending U.S. National Champion, placed second followed by the
host school in third.
is the eleventh time that Laval has won the Canadian National Title. At
this year's competition, they finished first in the design paper and oral
presentation, placed second in the final product, and won
all of the races. Laval will compete this
June as the New England Conference representative at the 2014 U.S. National Concrete Canoe Competition.
The Canadian Society for
Civil Engineering (CSCE) became the official sponsor of the CNCCC in
2013. The CSCE is a learned
society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil
engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the
civil engineering profession.
École Polytechnique Montréal
In June of 2012, the Board of Directors
approved the following three strategic directions for CSCE:
University of Waterloo
1) enhanced services to members
CSCE will provide services and benefits to members within all areas of
civil engineering activity, targeted to their specific career
Université de Moncton
2) growing with youth
CSCE will develop programs and benefits that will support students and
Young Professionals, targeted to their specific career development
University of Western Ontario
3) leadership in sustainable
CSCE will influence how public infrastructure in Canada is planned,
designed, constructed and maintained.
These directions will be integrated
into all aspects of CSCE’s operation over the coming years.
Additional information about the CSCE
can be found here.