Cardboard Boat Race is one of the most exciting and anticipated events of the year.  Given only a few sheets of cardboard, a cutting tool and some tape, students work in groups of 4 to construct boats that will hold for both a timed race and a weight challenge. 

50 teams of students compete in two divisions: Senior (grades 10-12) and Junior (grades 7-9). In addition to points for speed in the timed race and time afloat during the weight test, teams are evaluated on their design, construction quality, teamwork, and visual appeal.

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: University of Lethbridge

Don’t miss out! Registration open August 25, 2021 at 7:00am! Space is limited!

Registration links: 

Team 1 registration link – Opens August 25 at 7:00am
Team 2 registration link – Opens September 7 at 7:00am (if event not already full)
Waitlist registration link – Opens September 7 at 7:00am (all waitlist spots will be issued by no later than November 25)


Registration package: Will be posted in August. Draft copy available here: 2021 Cardboard Boat Race Package – draft


Will be posted in October.

Parking Information (effective November 2, 2017)

Bus parking is available in Lot Q (outside the stadium) and will not require a pass.  Please drop students off in front of the 1st Choice Savings Centre then park in the gravel area at the stadium.

General vehicle parking is available in Lot N for $1.50/hour up to a maximum of $10.00 for a full day of parking.

Please be aware that parking in any of the other lots could result in ticketing.  Career Transitions is not responsible for any parking tickets issued to participants.

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