MEDIA ADVISORY: The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to attend the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2016 (GNCTR 2016).

During this competition, hosted by the University of Ottawa, teams of engineers from various universities and technical schools across Canada will race against one another in toboggans of their own design. Each toboggan must support five riders, weigh less than 350 lbs and have a running surface made entirely of concrete. The teams will test their toboggan’s speed, steering and braking performance in the hopes of winning the competition.

Media are also invited to a technical expo on January 29 that will showcase toboggans built by teams from across Canada and the United States. Learn how each toboggan was designed, and see the hard work and creativity that went into each team’s display.

Concrete Toboggan Technical Expo

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (200 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON | map)

The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2016

WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Edelweiss Ski Resort  (538 Edelweiss Road, Wakefield, QC | map)

Media inquiries:

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
Cell: 613-863-7221

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