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Holcim Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize goes to Ryerson University!

February 28, 2012

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Racing a 300 lb sled made of concrete
down a snow covered hill? Leave it to Canadian engineering students to
make it reality! The Greater Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), a Canadian tradition where hundreds of engineering students build and
race concrete toboggans, recently concluded its 38(th) year in Calgary, Alberta. Further to being a title sponsor for the
event, Holcim Canada challenged students to build their toboggans in a
sustainable manner by offering the Holcim Canada Sustainable Concrete
Toboggan Prize. The entries were evaluated by looking at criteria such
as the use of recycled materials, sourcing local materials, after use
of the sled and more. Ryerson University won the main race as well as
Holcim Canada’s prize for building the most sustainable concrete
toboggan.

Congratulations team Ryerson!

SOURCE Holcim Canada Inc.

Image with caption: “The Ryerson team starting the race on their sustainable concrete toboggan (CNW Group/Holcim Canada Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120228_C8048_PHOTO_EN_10509.jpg

Image with caption: “Ryerson University’s team racing down the hill towards victory! (CNW Group/Holcim Canada Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120228_C8048_PHOTO_EN_10510.jpg


Source: PR Newswire