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Posted on: July 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Cardboard Boat Race Returns To Canton's Summit on the Park Aquatic Center

This special event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Summit on the Park Aquatic Center.

Participants are highly encouraged to use creative teamwork to build a boat only out of cardboard and duct tape prior to the event. Boat specifications should be less than 5.5 feet wide by 10 feet long. Cardboard boats must be built at home and then transported to the Summit to compete. Paddles will be provided for participants and boats can be raced by one or two individuals. Competitors will be divided up into two age categories: ages 8 and under and ages 9 and above. Awards will be given out in both age groups to the fastest and most creative boats. In addition, the most dramatically sinking boat will receive the Titanic Award in each age group.

"All ages are encouraged to try their hand at this fun and challenging event," said Brad Chiasson, Recreation Specialist. "The outcome is always both entertaining and inspiring. It’s great to see teams working together and the competition makes it even more enjoyable. These races are really fun for contestants and spectators alike.”

If you need assistance finding cardboard material, please contact the Recreation Specialist at 734/394-5467.The entry fee for this event is $10 for Summit members, $15 for Canton residents, and $20 for non-residents.

The Summit’s Aquatic Center features a 25-yard lap pool, zero depth leisure pool, lazy river, waterslide, and hot tub. The Summit Swim School also offers a full complement of swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Take advantage of our: daily swim lessons for Parent/Child, Preschool, Youth and Adult. In addition, continuing swim lessons also provide: one-time registration (enroll just once for continuous classes without any session breaks); convenient monthly payment plan; consistent swim lesson days and times throughout the year; progressive instruction; and smaller class sizes.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Registration for this annual Cardboard Boat Race can be done in person at the Summit or online at The Summit on the Park is located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI 48188. For more information about this and other upcoming events at the Summit, visit or check out our Summit on the Park Facebook page at

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