Picnic-in-the-Park 2021 and the 10th Annual Soapbox Derby

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Decisions about the Soap Box Derby and Picnic in the Park will be made later in the year based on the most current Covid-19 protocols






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
Nathaniel Gilchrist

Engineering/Workmanship Award

Samson McDonald


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!

Soapbox Derby Sponsors for 2019