CANCELLD FOR 2021
Picnic-in-the-Park and the 10th Annual Soapbox Derby
The decision has been made to cancel this event for 2021 due to uncertainties around what the Covid-19 requirements will be. We hope to see you at these events in 2022.
Picnic-in-the-Park 2019 and the 9th Annual Soapbox Derby
The 2019 Soap Box Derby and Picnic in the Park happened because more than 75 local residents came out to set up barricades and cones, manage registration, help to keep the carts moving from bottom of the hill to the top, serve food, make cotton candy and popcorn, organize multiple children’s activities and shuck corn. Our organizing committees start planning months in advance and a small group of about 10 people ensure that things go off without a hitch.
Without these volunteers, these events would not happen, so I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped with the organization and the delivery of these events.
Check back in the spring for details about the 2020 Soap Box Derby and Picnic in the Park
Enjoy even more photos of the Derby through this link
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Derby this year.
To view the Derby Specifications, click here.
To view the Derby Race Rules, click here
Picnic-in-the-Park 2019 and
the 9th Annual Soapbox Derby
The Manotick Soap Box Derby has become a premier event on the soap box circuit with racers coming from Montreal, Barrie and Gatineau as well as Manotick.
The race winners were:
1st place - Emily MacDonald
2nd place - Danielle Forse
3rd place - Jonathan Forse
In addition to winners for speed, awards were given for:
Most Creative Cart:
1st - Adele Colton
2nd - Xavier Pujuan
3rd - Etienne Colton
Most Patriotic Cart
Congratulations to all the winners.
The MVCA would like to thank the many volunteers that made this event possible, particularly Allan Haan, Chair of the Derby Committee. We would also like to thank the many businesses who provide financial or in-kind support. We could not do it without you!