Three Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) highschool teams took part in the provincial cardboard boat races championship in Waterloo today (March 5, 2019). The teams from École secondaire catholique l’Horizon (Val Caron), École secondaire catholique Champlain (Chelmsford) and École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) earned their spot at the provincial level after obtaining great results at the regional competition which took place back in November 2018.
Each team had to design and build a coardboard boat on site and test it in water over a distance of 25 metres. The vessel also had to undergo a weight challenge to determine how many teammates the boat could hold without sinking.
In addition to the construction quality and speed of their vessel, students were also evaluated on teamwork, organization, security, creativity and team spirit.