SAIT: Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race
Welcome to Adam MacDonald's Personal Fundraising Page!
I Invite you to help us meet our goal!!
I got involved in this project,because there is no other club like this in Canadian Schools.
We get to design and build something from scratch, and then show it off in an event that unites engineering students from across the country. How cool is that?! Our group has shown such determination and heart, throughout the creation of our toboggan and I am so proud to be part of this.
This is the first engineering project alot of us have been a part of, and words really cant describe how awesome this project is!
This is extremely important to all of us so please help us get there. Thank you for visiting!
We are Ski Force One, a team of SAIT students working together to design and fabricate an incredible toboggan to race at the 2016 GNCTR. This year we are celebrating and representing 100 years of SAIT's excellence!
The 2016 GNCTR is held in our nation’s capital, Ottawa. Our team consists of thirty 1st and 2nd year engineering students from several programs at SAIT. This year’s team includes students from Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology and Engineering Design and Drafting Technology. The SAIT GNCTR 2016 project is a collaboration between these four SAIT programs.
Throughout the semester we are combining our problem solving, communication, and project management skills to design and fabricate an innovative sled to take to the GNCTR event. Every team member has contributed time and effort into making our toboggan one that will impress the judges, competitors, and industry sponsors with our Top Gun themed toboggan.
Why We Do This
We believe it is important for engineering students to transfer their technical and theoretical skills obtained in the classroom, to a real life experience. We can’t think of a better hands on experience than the GNCTR!
How You Can Help
Donations from people like you is what makes it possible for our team to succeed.With your support we could compete with other reputable Universities and Technology Schools and maintain our overall score from previous years in the top rankings!
Our Budget Breakdown
Our total budget is roughly $40,000, but we are getting a helping hand from some corporate sponsors. However, we still need your help! Our goal is to raise $12,000 through ordinary people just like you. Your donations are desperately needed to purchase key components for our sled, and to get our team to Ottawa and back!
"Remember boys, no points for second place."
It’s the season of giving. With about 75% of our campaign done and only 8 days remaining we need help. We have raised 56% of our goal. Our team is working hard to try and raise funds to get to Ottawa. But to get there we need your help. We are hoping that since it is the season of giving you will be able to help us achieve our goal.
I asked two of the three returning team members to describe the benefits of last years and this year’s project. Team member number one, Hailey Romano a 2nd year MET (mechanical engineering technology) student and this year’s captain of the superstructure. And team member number two, Parker Gavey a 1st year CPM (construction project management) student and this year’s technical display captain.
What benefits did you enjoy from participating in last year’s event?
“It was awesome to see all the hard work all the teams had put in. The experience was definitely worthwhile, the hands on experience was helpful. I also enjoyed the sense of a team community as well as the lasting friendships I gained.”
“I enjoyed the real world experience working on a project with engineers, architects, and managers. I am still friends with some of the team members from last year’s team that are no longer in school, and seeing our toboggan complete so well against other universities is a testament to what our team is capable of.”
What benefits are you enjoying from participating in this year’s project?
“This year I learned a ton about project management, leadership, collaboration, and about what an MET might actually do in the industry. It was awesome to see how the whole team has been able to come together to accomplish what was necessary to meet our deadlines.
“This year I took a more senior role on our team. I enjoyed managing a team of my own and mentoring them to create something amazing. Pushing all the members to fundraise so much to make it possible for our team to travel to Ottawa makes me very proud. Seeing what this team has accomplished over the past few months is amazing.
I encourage you to continue donating and to pass the word so others can help us reach our goal and to give our first year students the benefits that our returning members are enjoying from this experience.
By Gerald Marple
Thank you all for helping us raise money to achieve our goal of attending this year's competition. We are just starting our campaign to raise money but without you our friends and family it will not be possible. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate all and any financial assistance you’re able to give to help us reach our goal.
President 2016 GNCTR race team
Jim & Ann Lees
Ryan & Deanna Christensen
Glen & Leslie Radway
Gerry & Terry Boe
Nora & Kendal Umscheid
Vern & Debbie Brockmann
Joe Mac Donald
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Make an Impact
No donation is too small. Every dollar will purchase another bolt that is integral to our toboggan. All donors will receive a personal thanks from the SAIT team!
A donation of this much will help our campaign "take off!" A gift of this amount could help us purchase raw materials that form our concrete.
Your donation is getting us dangerously competitive. A gift of this amount could go towards the purchasing of structural steel and aluminum for our superstructure, as well as nuts and bolts to keep it all in one piece! We will recognize your donation with a personalized shout out on Twitter!
Your donation is helping to carry the team. A gift of this amount could help us cover the cost for a hotel room for 4 of our team members for a night in Ottawa. We will recognize your donation with a personalized shout out on Twitter!
You're arguably the best. A gift of this amount could help us afford paying the experts to build our toboggan! They don't trust us with welding torches. We will recognize your donation with a personalized shout out on Twitter!
You can be my wingman any day. A gift of this amount is enough to send one of us on our flights to and from the competition! We will recognize your donation with a personalized shout out on Twitter!
You are a rockstar. A gift of this amount could help us fund every part of the toboggan and it's creation. We will recognize your donation with a personalized shout out on Twitter, as well as display your name or company on our sled!