This past Saturday, soap box derby enthusiasts, builders, and drivers congregated along 6th avenue in Tsawwassen to take part part in the Inaugural Soap Box Derby hosted by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. Over five hundred people watched forty-three racers ages nine to twelve zoom down the 600+ foot track to compete against one another and find out who would be crowned this year’s soap box derby champion. First place was claimed by two local speedsters; Noah Boisvert racing for Scott Walker and Associates and Riley Smithurst representing Hillmar Industries Ltd. Teagan Douglas, driver for Randy's Tire Craft took home second place, and Sophia Schallig driving MK Delta Land Group’s cart clinched third. All riders were presented with a medal for participation, but went home with more than a medallion around their neck. They were also part of a great event that raised over $15,000 for the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s Community projects. Currently Rotary is teaming up with Delta Parks and Rec to build a water fountain and stair counter at Fred Gingell Park onEnglish Bluff Road. Trophies were also given to the top three best-designed carts, which were decided by the spectators. First place was won by Scott Reid Plumbing and Heating, second place went to the Delta Optimist, and third place was won by Randy’s Tire Craft. Race Director, Rob Watts was “very pleased with turn out, and amazed how many local businesses and Tsawwassen patrons supported the event”. He also mentioned “next year we want to add more drivers, and make sure we’re able to provide a more exciting, and safe event for everyone involved.” A huge thanks must go out to all sponsors, volunteers, and Corporation of Delta. I am sure I speak for everyone when I say we cannot wait to see what’s in store for next year.