View Sponsorship Package - Great Northern Concrete Toboggan

January 27 - 31, 2016
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Dear potential sponsor:
On behalf of the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) 2016 Organizing Committee
I would like to thank you for taking the time to consider supporting this remarkable event.
For over 40 years, GNCTR has united some of the brightest engineering students from across Canada in
a celebration of creativity and technical design. Over 400 participants are educated beyond the scope of
their academics as they overcome challenges from project financing and management, to fabrication and
construction techniques. Teams are taken on a journey from concept to prototype, finishing with a product
they are proud to showcase as their own.
Corporate support is essential to make this event possible. As a sponsor of this event, you have the potential
to network and build relationships with the up-and-coming work force. You will also get the opportunity to
advertise to a specialized demographic as well as local and national media, all while providing students with
invaluable experience.
The following sponsorship package includes an overview of all aspects of the event, including budget and
additional contact information. The GNCTR 2016 Organizing Committee is proud to be bringing this
competition to Ottawa, ON, and hopes to have your partnership along the way.
Thank you for your consideration,
Carl Tusz
VP Finance
GNCTR 2016 Organizing Committee
University of Ottawa
[email protected]
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the tradition
The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race made
its debut in 1972, hosted by the Alberta chapter of
the American Concrete Institute (ACI), with only
four universities and technical schools in attendance.
Recognizing the necessity for additional rules and
regulations, the event wasn’t repeated until 1975
under the organization of undergraduate students
at the University of Alberta and the University of
Calgary.
Now, after over 40 years, GNCTR attracts over 400
students from over 20 schools across Canada (and
sometimes beyond) to compete to create the world’s
best concrete toboggan. The event has grown into
the oldest undergraduate engineering competition
in Canada.
the event
Over the course of five days and four nights, teams
participate in the opening ceremonies, an activity
day, the technical exhibition, race day and closing
ceremonies. Teams are comprised of up to 30
students, have a team theme, and costumes that
reflect their theme. Each team presents a toboggan
with static concrete running surfaces, a roll bar, and
working steering and braking, that can carry five
people for race day, all while weighing under 300
pounds.
These toboggans must also pass a safety screening
performed by a panel of professionals before they
can be raced.
past awards
Best Performing Toboggan
Best Steering Performance
Best Braking Performance
Best Steering Design
Best Braking System
Best Concrete Mix Design
Best Concrete Reinforcement Design
Best Technical Report
Best Theoretical Toboggan
Most Sustainable Team
Most Original/Innovative Design
Best Team Spirit
Best Theme Costumes
People’s Choice Team
Most Improved Team
Best Technical Display
Best Rookie Team
Most Spectacular Run
King of the Hill
World’s Fastest Toboggan
Most Aesthetically Pleasing Toboggan
20+ schools
400+ students
Throughout the competition, competitors are judged
on their toboggan’s technical merit, performance
and aesthetics, their technical exhibition display and
technical report, as well as their teams spirit and
costumes.
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the hosts
Ottawa is home to about 1,000,000 people, Canada’s parliament, and two major universities. The city
embraces winter with activities like skating on the Rideau Canal or at the City Hall “Rink of Dreams,” Nordic
and alpine skiing in the Gatineau hills, and Winterlude, a two week celebration of the season.
The University of Ottawa is located in the hub of this activity, a stone’s throw away from the Rideau Canal,
the Byward Market’s thriving nightlife, as well as the parliament buildings. uOttawa also boasts being the
only bilingual university in Canada, and has an undergraduate engineering program with over 2600 students.
Ottawa, and the University of Ottawa, represent so much of how we define our great country, making it the
ideal host for GNCTR 2016.
benefits of corporate
sponsorship
Sponsoring GNCTR 2016 provides your company exposure to current undergraduate engineering students
from across the country. Over the course of five days your company could have the opportunity to advertise
and interact with over 400 students, influencing and aiding in the development of the next generation of
engineers. Your company could benefit from the advertising opportunities at the events over the course of
the competition, as well as through promotional materials and online exposure with very wide audiences.
With each participant receiving all promotional materials your logo could be seen on over 20 campuses
within Canada.
Outside of the engineering community, this event attracts large amounts of media coverage. Within the
Ottawa community many local radio, television and prints outlet will cover the event. On a national level
this competition has been featured on CBC, The Daily Planet on Discovery Channel and The Mercer Report.
Additionally, both the Technical Exhibition and Race Day are open to the public.
Without the help of generous sponsors, GNCTR 2016 would not be possible. We hope you will help us reach
our sponsorship target of $44,000.
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event budget
Description
Amount ($)
EXPENSES
Accomodation
-16 000.00
Conference Venues and Meals
-65 000.00
Social Venues
-23 000.00
Race Day
-10 000.00
Judges
-5 000.00
Participant Package
-10 000.00
Printing and Advertising
-3 000.00
Volunteers
-2 000.00
TOTAL EXPENSES
-$ 134 000.00
INCOME
Registration Fees
90 000.00
Sponsorship
44 000.00
TOTAL INCOME
$ 134 000.00
Please note that amounts listed are based on estimated costs and are subject to change.
sponsorship levels
Sponsorship is a large source of the income for this competition. To best support GNCTR, there are four
levels of sponsorship; Title, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Title
$10 000+
1-2 Sponsors
Gold
$5 000+
3-5 Sponsors
Silver
$2 500+
5-10 Sponsors
Bronze
$1 000+
10+ Sponsors
Logo & Link on Website
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Logo on Shirts & Schedules
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Career Fair at Technical Exhibit
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2 Seats at Award Dinner
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Judging Positions
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Presentation of an Award
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Official Race Day / Technical Exhibit Sponsor
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Address at Closing Ceremonies
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bronze sponsor
A Bronze Sponsor package is ideal for smaller
companies, engineering or otherwise, whose target
audience are university students and new graduates.
This package includes:
• The opportunity for your company to include
promotional products in each competitor’s
participant package.
• And your company’s logo and web link on the
GNCTR 2016 website.
10+ available
$ 1 000.00
silver sponsor
A Silver Sponsor package is ideal for medium sized
companies, engineering or otherwise, whose target
audience are university students and new graduates.
This package includes all the benefits below:
• Your company’s logo on each participant’s
t-shirt and schedule.
• Your company’s logo on the GNCTR 2016
website.
• The opportunity for your company to include
promotional products in each competitors
participant package.
• A booth at the career fair that takes place
during the Technical Exhibition providing you
access to all 450 competitors over the course
of 8 hours.
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5-10 available
$ 2 500.00
gold sponsor
A Gold Sponsor package is ideal for medium to large
companies that are involved engineering, business or
other technical fields.
This package includes the benefits listed below:
• One technical judging positions.
• The opportunity to present one award during
the Closing ceremonies of the competition
• Two seats at the Closing ceremonies.
• A booth at the career fair that takes place
during the Technical Exhibition providing you
access to all 450 competitors over the course
of 8 hours.
• Your company’s logo on each participant’s
t-shirt and schedule.
• Your company’s logo on the GNCTR 2016
website.
• The opportunity for your company to include
promotional products in each competitors
participant package.
3-5 available
$ 5 000.00
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title sponsor
A Title Sponsor package is ideal for large companies
involved in engineering, business or other technical
fields.
As a Title Sponsor your company will receive all
available benefits as they are listed below:
• An address at the Closing Ceremonies.
• Official sponsors of Race Day or the Technical
Exhibition, gaining additional exclusive
advertising during these events.
• Two technical judging positions.
• The opportunity to present one award,
sponsored and titled by your company, during
the Closing ceremonies of the competition.
• Two seats at the Closing ceremonies.
• A booth at the career fair that takes place
during the Technical Exhibition providing you
access to all 450 competitors over the course
of 8 hours.
• Your company’s logo on each participant’s
t-shirt and schedule.
• Your company’s logo on the GNCTR 2016
website.
• The opportunity for your company to include
promotional products in each competitors
participant package.
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1-2 available
$ 10 000.00
organizing committee
Brian Perry
Alumni Co-Chair
[email protected]
Sian Bunio
VP External
[email protected]
Danielle Mielke
Student Co-Chair
[email protected]
Camrin McCarty
VP Social
[email protected]
Carl Tusz
VP Finance
[email protected]
Adrian Pawliszko
VP Communications
[email protected]
Emily Fergusson
VP Logistics
[email protected]
Mike Eagar
VP Race Day
[email protected]
Emily Procher
VP Technical
[email protected]
Pat Marquis
VP Sponsorship
[email protected]
For more information, visit gnctr2016.com,
or email [email protected]
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Faculté de génie
Faculty of Engineering
gnctr2016.com
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