Campus Life

University hosts Boat Race

If you want an entertaining way to spend an hour on Wednesday, Nov. 25, visit the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre beginning at 1 p.m. to witness the sailing (and likely sinking) of a number of cardboard boat creations that will be put to the 'water test' by 29 teams of students in grades seven to 12 from Lethbridge and southern Alberta.

The 2009 Chinook Regional Cardboard Boat Race gives students 90 minutes to build a boat capable of supporting their team's weight during a morning session which begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Students' Union building, Ballrooms "A" and "B."

After lunch they compete in two challenges -- speed and weight. Most importantly, the objective is to stay afloat and make it across the shallow end of the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre.

The 2009 Chinook Regional Cardboard Boat Race participating schools include: Picture Butte, Hays, Father Leonard Van Tighem, Warner, St. Joe's (Coaldale), G.S. Lakie Middle School, Kate Andrews (Coaldale), St. Catherine's (Picture Butte), Magrath, Vauxhall, Chamberlain, Wilson Middle School, Enchant, Coalhurst, RI Baker (Coaldale), St. Mary's (Taber) and Catholic Central High School.