By Brandon Gillet
The University of Ottawa’s Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) team placed fourth in the slalom event in Wakefield, Quebec on Saturday, January 30, with a finishing time of 11.78 seconds. The team also placed fourth in the drag event, with a finishing time of 11.83 seconds. But it’s not just speed that wins the race. After considering other aspects such as best steering, best design and best spirit, judges named Western University as the overall winner of GNCTR 2016. Congratulations to all the competitors.
The GNCTR was first conceived in 1972 by Sidney Simmonds. It challenged students of engineering and technical schools to design, build and race a toboggan using concrete as the contact surface. This is the first year that uOttawa has hosted the event.