Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship Church youth pastor Joseph Bott

More competition for soap box racers

With snowy images of the not-so-distant past still fresh in Cowichan Lake area residents’ minds, a youth group was on-hand last weekend to remind people of the excitement associated with racing down Stone Avenue in hand-built soap box racers.

With snowy images of the not-so-distant past still fresh in Cowichan Lake area residents’ minds, a youth group was on-hand last weekend to remind people of the excitement associated with racing down Stone Avenue in hand-built soap box racers.

Introduced during last year’s Lake Days event, soap box racing has quickly become a popular annual event, with key organizer Joseph Bott reporting 20 additional soap box kits sold so far, this year.

“We’re anticipating it’s going to be big,” he said.

“We have people returning, and new people participating.”

These kits sold are in addition to the soap box racers registered for last year’s event.

During the Saturday, April 9, registration day, members of the local church youth group Youth Explosion and volunteers with Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s Leadership class, helped register racers at the Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship Church.

Youth Explosion has grown drastically in recent months, Bott said.

“It’s a great way to meet people and have a good time,” he said.

In addition to selling soap box kits, Youth Explosion members sold hot dogs on-site to raise money for an upcoming trip to a History Maker event in Abbotsford, to be held during the May long weekend.

Bott said that there are still some spots open for kids.

Lake Days is scheduled to take place June 6 to 12.

For more on Lake Days, contact Lake Days Society chair Bob Day at 710-0742, or by e-mail at bobkday@live.ca.

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