Canadian National
Concrete Canoe Competition 2020

Western University
May 14-17, 2020




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 Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition 2020 will be hosted by Western University in London, Ontario from May 14-17, 2020.

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



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






Thursday, May 14th  Afternoon/Evening Registration Western University
Evening Icebreaker/Social Event TBD
Friday, May 15th  Morning Canoe Display & Weighing Thompson Arena
Afternoon Canoe Display
Evening Free Time
Saturday, May 16th  Morning Oral Presentations Western University
Afternoon Oral Presentations
Evening Free Time
Sunday, May 17th  Morning Float Test & Races Fanshawe Lake
Afternoon Races
Evening Banquet Double Tree Hilton



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


If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to hit us up!