After a long hiatus,
Western’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Department put together a team of six members to participate in
the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.
The five-day competition, which included a technical exhibition
as well as time trials of toboggans, took place in Calgary from
Wednesday, February 2 – Sunday,
The six member team competed
against 22 teams from across North America for the rights to
hold the fastest and safest sleds possible while having a
concrete running surface. Although they did not place very
high, their efforts did not go unrecogonized. WETT Coast
Coppers brought home the Best Rookie Team Award.
members include: Tyler Ing (Team Captain), Chris Hendriksen,
Anthony Stracuzzi, Chris Kocur, Peter Garbacz, Travis Goodhand.
Other members that shared in designing, and building the
toboggan are: Adam Mallory, Chris Ledsham, Mark Carney, Mike
would like to thank sponsors: Lafarge North America, the Cement
Association of Canada, and Western Mechanical as well as the
donations of time and supplies from faculty advisor Dr. Maged A.
Youssef and the Hendriksen family.
Planning for the 2006 race has already begun. Interested
students are invited to contact the Civil & Environmental
Engineering Office for more information at