Dear teams,

My name is Carla Kafrouni and on behalf the CSCE Student Competition Committee, I would like to officially invite you to the 25th annual CSCE-CAC Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition (CNCCC), which will take place from May 15th to 18th, 2019 at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Montréal.

As you may have noticed, Rules and Regulations are available on our brand new website: where important information will also be posted throughout the year. Team members are very encouraged to follow the Facebook and Instagram pages of the CNCCC (@cnccc.cnccb) for last minute information and exclusive content.

The present document must be read carefully and contains information that will not be repeated in future mailers:

  • Summary of important dates;
  • Preliminary competition schedule;
  • Preliminary registration form

The preliminary registration form should be completed by the team captain before November 15th, 2018 through the link below.

Please note that the deadline for team registration will be December 15th, 2018, with a fee of 500$, and the deadline for members’ registration will be March 15th, 2019, with a fee of 150$.

If your school doesn’t have a concrete canoe team but is interested in forming one in order to participate in this year’s competition, please contact us. We would love to discuss the possibility and guide you in this adventure! If you already have an established team, please confirm your intention of participating by sending the preliminary registration form. 


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Hello teams!

We are Isabel Racine and Pier-Olivier Côté, students at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Representing this year’s local committee, we wanted to slip a little introduction into this first mailer. We are respectively veterans of Polytechnique’s Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe projects. These projects have been a substantial part of our lives over the years, and we are thrilled to now have the pleasure of assisting the CSCE Student Competition Committee in planning this edition in Montreal! We have assembled the best possible team to organize what we hope will be a memorable competition next May.

We are already busy searching for the best locations to host the different parts of the competition, the housing for your teams and, of course, looking for awesome activities in-between official events. There is so much to do in Montreal, and we already have a few ideas between us (no spoilers!). We hope to make this event both unique and one to remember for local and visiting teams alike.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to each of you in the upcoming months. We look forward to hosting you in May 2019 – a great time to get together and enjoy the city of Montreal!


Isabel Racine
Steel Bridge local committee representative

Pier-Olivier Côté
Concrete Canoe local committee representative


November 15th, 2018 Preliminary registration form
December 15th, 2018 Team registration
March 15th,  2019

Members’ registration

RFI submission limit

April 1st, 2019 Proposed lodging reservation
April 11th 2019 Design paper reception (Hard copies by mail, digital copy by email)
May 15th to 18th 2019 Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition

Warning, all documents must be postmarked by the dates indicated



Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 Evening Participant’s Arrival Participant’s Arrival
Evening (+) Ice Breaker Ice Breaker
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 Morning Photo + Weighting + Swamp Test Photo + Bridge Exhibition
Afternoon Final Product Oral Presentation
Evening Dinner Dinner
Evening (+) Free Free
Friday, May 17th, 2019 Day Oral Presentations Main Competition – Bridge Assembly
Evening Free Free
Saturday, May 18th, 2018 Day Races CNCCC Canoe Races
Evening Banquet Banquet
Evening (+) After-Banquet After-Banquet