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Did you know...

...Mission's first derby in 1946 (a "wildcat" race) was a big success, and the following year, Mission's Soapbox Derby became a franchise of the American Soapbox Association. Becoming affiliated with the American Soapbox Association meant that the winner in Mission went to Akron, Ohio to race in the All-American Soapbox Derby Championship finals. In 1949, the increasing popularity of the derby caused it to remain on Main Street while the festivities of the Strawberry Festival were moved to the Fairgrounds (at 7th and Grand, now the site of the Leisure Centre).

source: Mission Museum

Soapbox Resources

Soapbox Registration Form

Soapbox Volunteer Registration Form

Soapbox Derby Sponsorship Pledge form

Rules, regulations and how to build a soapbox car

Road Closure Map (Updated for 2016)

Vendor Registration & Information Form

Road Closure on Race Day

Stave Lake Street will be closed to through traffic between 7th Avenue and Best Avenue from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Local traffic for residents needing access within the closed section will be allowed. No traffic will be allowed along the race course.

Detours on Race Day

All Stave Lake Street through traffic will be detoured via Best Avenue, Cade Barr Street, 14th Avenue, Grand Street, and 7th Avenue. Any questions please contact Keith Hine @ 604-820-2048.