Plywood Cup

The Plywood Cup is an outdoor fundraiser which involves making a boat out of plywood in ninety minutes! Each team of four is given a bag of nails, two sheets of plywood, and some duct tape, with which to build a seaworthy craft. Then some lucky member of the team paddles it across False Creek and back!  The Plywood Cup goes to the team that raises the most funds.

This fundraiser is enjoyed by all, and always provides a great “team-building” experience for corporate participants. Most importantly, it raises some much needed funds to help support children to better communicate, and actively participate in the world around them.

The 21st Plywood Cup has concluded successfully on June 16, 2018. Please stay tuned or contact us for updates for next year’s Plywood Cup.

Clip from Plywood Cup 2016


Your involvement in this fundraiser would make a significant difference.  This is how you can participate:

  • Register your Corporate Team in the race and get pledges.  The Plywood Cup goes to the team with the most pledges raised.  (Registration fee: $500.00)
  • Donate money (via cheque payable to Small Talk, paypal or cash)
  • Volunteer your time for helping out before, during and after the event.
  • Join us the day of the event and cheer on the teams.

 1:00 PM – Registration & Pickup materials

 2:00 PM – Boat building commences

 3:30 PM – Boat building stops & judging

 3:45 PM – Excess materials & tools moved topside

 4:00 PM – Race

 4:30 PM – Boats moved topside for disposal

 5:00 PM – Awards on dockside

  • Most Funds Raised
  • Best Design
  • First to Sink
  • First Across
  • Second Across
  • Third Across




For more information, please call us at 604.872.3132 or email us at