Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition

Polytechnique Montréal
May 15 – 18th, 2019




For the last 24 years, Canadian universities are building concrete canoes and are evaluated on academic, technical and sports aspects. A special feature is that the canoe must float when completely filled with water and need to accommodate up to four people to do races.


The competition offers the opportunity to engineering students to apply theories and concepts learned in class through a challenging project. For many future engineers, this is a first handson experience that contributes greatly to their education.


The 25th edition of the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition will be hosted by Polytechnique Montréal in Montreal, Quebec from May 15 – 18th, 2019.

  • FUN 80% 80%
  • ENGINEERING 100% 100%
  • TEAM SPIRIT 60% 60%



• Dalhousie University
• École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
• École Polytechnique de Montréal
• McGill University
• Queen’s University
• Ryerson University
• Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
• Université de Moncton
• Université de Sherbrooke
• Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
• Université Laval
• University of British Columbia
• University of Ottawa
• University of Toronto
• University of Victoria
• University of Waterloo
• University of Windsor
• Western University


Paul Deram

Paul Deram

Technical Services Engineer

Matthieu Argouges

Matthieu Argouges

President of the ACI - Quebec and Eastern Ontario Chapter

Clélia Desmettre

Clélia Desmettre

Research Associate, P.Eng., Ph.D.

K. Daddy Kabagire

K. Daddy Kabagire

Ph.D., Msc, B.Eng

Bruno Crispin

Bruno Crispin

Engineer, PMP P2P



1st Place

Polytechnique Montréal wins first place at the 2019 edition of the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition thanks to their final product and their performance at the different races.

2nd Place

Université de Sherbrooke wins the second place at the 2019 edition of the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition thanks to their technical report.

3rd place

Université de Laval has reached the podium of the 2019 edition of the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition through their oral presentation.

Carla Kafrouni Eng. MBus

CNCCC General Director

Graduate from Polytechnique Montréal in 2013 and from Hult International Business School in 2015, Carla is a team coordinator on major construction projects.

Loving to get involved, she is now the General Director and Logistics Manager of the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition. During her bachelor’s degree, she also got involved in the concrete canoe team of her university.

She enjoys the challenges surrounding construction projects. As a good communicator, she values teamwork and assumes leadership roles with her peers.

Marc-André Bérubé

Technical Official

Catherine Joly-Lapalice

Technical Manager


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