First Annual Ray-Cam Soapbox Derby

Aug. 21, 2015

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It started with” let’s organize a soapbox race for the kids”. After working at Ray-Cam for 15 years I put together a lot of events but I have never been even a part of a soapbox derby, let alone organized one.


The idea came as a necessity during the planning for the 2014 session of the NASKARZ program which is also featured on the Koolprojects. As NASKARZ has a large automotive skills component delivered at Vancouver Community College we were looking for a short term project that would be exciting for the youth participating in the program. Not only that they would help build the soapbox carts but they would also have fun racing them against their friends.

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    Tommy - the winner of the First Annual Soapbox Derby