Once again Ancaster Heritage Days organizers are calling all cars interested in competing in the Heritage Day Soap Box Derby on Saturday, June 8. There will be two divisions – youth and adult. In the youth division, kids between the ages of 8 – 15 years will complete for the Rastin’s Pharmacy Cup. The cup is awarded to the fastest Soap Box and the 2011 champion, Rebecca Moffat, is eager to repeat.
This is the second year for the Adult Division, which is open for anyone too old to get into the youth section (age 16 and older).
Unlike the youth division, the champion will be determined by a scoring system – 50 per cent is based on speed and 50 per cent on “artistic impression”.
The Ancaster Community Policing Centre has already started to work on this year’s car to defend their 2011 trophy. Last year’s event was on hiatus due to road construction on Wilson Street.
If you are unable to compete, please come out and cheer the cars on. The race will commence as soon as the Heritage Day parade finishes passing the Library on Wilson Street. The course starts at St. John’s Church and ends in front of Rastin’s Guardian Pharmacy at Wilson Street and Sulphur Springs Road. Bill Kelly from 900CHML and Councillor Lloyd Ferguson will be the emcees for the event.
Applications and rules for both divisions can be found on the Ancaster Heritage Day’s Website at www.ancasterheritagedays.com or at Rastin’s Guardian Pharmacy, 323 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. The deadline for applications is May 25, 2013.