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12th Annual Allan Haan Manotick Soapbox Derby
and Picnic in the Park

Sunday, August 25, 2024

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A bit about the SoapBox Derby

Summer is the time for kids and their parents to use their creativity by building a soapbox cart and racing it in the Allan Haan Manotick Soapbox Derby.


The Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA) held the 11th annual Allan Haan Manotick Soapbox Derby on Sunday 25 August 2024 on Beaverwood Road next to Centennial Park at the Manotick Community Centre.  

This is a fun derby, perhaps not suitable for serious soapbox racing enthusiasts, but anyone 7 or older is welcome to participate. 

Participants can build their own carts or we have some sponsored carts for those who cannot make one.

Join in the fun or come cheer the racers on... and then come have lunch with us

MVCA's Picnic in the Park begins at 11:30 am on the day of the Derby.  It can be found in Centennial Park which is located beside the Manotick Community Centre at 5572 Dr. Leach Drive.  

In the park there will be activities for children and youth, live music and a barbecue lunch.  Please note that the food is available while supplies last




Photos from 2023 Picnic in the Park and Soapbox Derby
Our thanks to Tony De Luca for the photos


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