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Mark your calendar -- The annual Saint John Soap Box Derby is back!

25-May-2016

Mark your family as ‘busy’ this  Saturday, May 28 (rain date: May 29) and come cheer on your favourite team as children from schools across the Greater Saint John area race down Cranston Avenue in hopes of crossing the finish line first during this year’s Saint John Soap Box Derby. 

The Saint John Soap Box Derby in support of PALS in the Park is proudly hosted by the Saint John Branch of APEGNB, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of New Brunswick, and supported by the City of Saint John. The day-long event, held next to Princess Elizabeth School, will include a variety of entertainment for the entire family – face painting, music, bouncy castles, BBQ and more.

For the safety of everyone involved, Cranston Avenue and sections of Thornbrough Street will be closed to thru traffic during the event. Parking will be available at Lansdowne Plaza, with a free continuous shuttle service offered to and from the race site between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those using the shuttle should wait for pick up at the Saint John Transit bus stop in front of Tim Hortons.

All funds raised from this year’s Derby will go to the Lily Lake Pavilion PALS in the Park program. Every year, PALS in the Park provides thousands of students from 22 schools in Anglophone School District - South with recreational and educational experiences in Rockwood Park, at no cost to the students or schools.

For more information on the Saint John Soap Box Derby, visit www.lilylake.ca/soap-box-derby.html