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 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (please note: school are expected to stay at the event until the end – schools that leave early will not be allowed to participate next year)
Location: University of Lethbridge

Don’t miss out! Registration open August 24, 2022 at 7:00am! Space is limited!

Registration links: 

Team 1 registration link – Opens August 24 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)


Teacher package: 2021 Cardboard Boat Race Package – 2022 package coming soon!


Schools should refer to the email sent by Career Transitions to see the schedule for your specific Flight. If you have any questions, please call 403-32-3996 or email

Parking Information

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 (northend by Tim Horton’s) then park in the gravel area at the stadium. Rides will be provided when possible.

General vehicle parking is available in Lot E per the pass sent to each supervisor.

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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