Holland-Chatsworth makes a big splash and brings home championship

March 7, 2016


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The Winning Holland-Chatsworth Team

Forty teams from across Ontario competed in the Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships in Waterloo, March 1st - 2nd (2016).

Skills Ontario gave teams two hours and the materials they needed to build a cardboard boat to out-perform 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 1) and Secondary (March 2) Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships were declared:

Elementary Student Championship:

First place: Holland-Chatsworth Central School, Chatsworth, Ontario Speed: 19.43s Weight: 625lbs

Second Place: Aberfoyle Public School, Guelph, Ontario Speed: 20.4s Weight: 635lbs

Third Place: Woodman-Cainsville School - Team 8, Brantford, Ontario Speed: 24.25s Weight: 795lbs

Secondary Student Championship:

First place: Notre Dame High School, Ottawa, Ontario Speed: 18.5s Weight: 940lbs

Second Place: Marathon High School, Marathon, Ontario Speed: 21.4s Weight: 650lbs

Third Place: H. B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario Speed: 23.16s Weight: 745lbs

Woodman-Cainsville School Team 8 is now number four in the top 10 all-time records for weight performance, with their astounding 795 pound capacity boat -- beating the school’s previous record of 709 pounds last year.

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 The Cardboard Boat Races is just one of the many initiatives Skills Ontario offers to students across Ontario to encourage the next generation 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.

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