Walker crowned 2012 soap box champ

The 27th annual Comox Kiwanis Soap Box Derby was held recently.

THE COMOX KIWANIS Club held its 27th annual Soap Box Derby recently.

The 27th annual Comox Kiwanis Soap Box Derby was held recently.

The overall champion for 2012, determined by a race between all the class winners, was Brett Walker from Campbell River.

Class winners were:

100 class — 1st Tanner Murphy, 2nd Anson Ure, 3rd Kash McGoldrick.

400 class — 1st Jocelan Hooker, 2nd Aiden Newton, 3rd Griffin Ure.

700 class — 1st Brett Walker, 2nd Aiden Roscoe, 3rd Liam Inglis.

Attendance was down slightly but all who raced had a great time and had a lot of fun. All the young racers received a participant award as well as all-they-could-eat hot dogs and drinks provided by the Kiwanis Club of Comox.

After lots of racing down the hill, including practice runs and elimination runs, the winners of each class received trophies and hats to commemorate their wins.

The Comox Volunteer Fire Department provided First Aid coverage, which thankfully was not required. The Town of Comox parks department provided lots of help and support and   Guy Simm of Berkshire Farms again supplied hay bales, lining the streets for protection.

Lots of support from parents of the racers and friends of the Kiwanis allowed this wonderful event to happen again this year.

The Comox Kiwanians are happy to  present this “gift to the community” every year and are thankful to all that provide their time and help  as the club is greatly  in need of new members to do this event and all the others that they provide to the Comox Valley.

— Comox Kiwanis

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