Soapbox Derby 2019

Soap Box Derby – Aug 3, 2019

The Ladysmith Kinsmen are organizing the exciting Soapbox Derby to Ladysmith Days, once again!

The event will be held during the Saturday of Ladysmith Days, August 3rd, 2019, again coming much sooner than we anticipated (you would think we would learn). The fun event is open to all children between the ages of 6 to 12 with signed waiver from parent/guardian.

We are looking at getting local businesses to sponsor a cart, which we can have built for you, or you can build yourself, within the specifications. The reason being that we want every cart to have the same wheelbase so as to allow each and every participant a chance at the podium.

We encourage you to provide a driver for your vehicle, however, should you not be able to provide one we will be able to provide one for you.

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We were impressed at how so many people stepped up and made sure no child was left out last year! Our club would like to encourage businesses and organizations wanting to sponsor a racer to get in touch with us. The price per driver will only be $20 –

The event will be held between Gatacre Street and the Library on First Avenue. The derby will take place at (approx.) 11:30 a.m. on August 3rd after the Kinsmen Ladysmith Days parade. We have 12 new carts available for sponsorship at a cost of $200 for each cart. You will be allowed to decorate the cart as you wish with decals, paint, logos, etc.

Should you wish to purchase a cart kit (lumber from Home Hardware provided) so you can build it yourself you may do so by contacting the Kinsmen at

Sponsorship opportunities

  1. Gold sponsorship = $500 – includes finish line and ramp advertising for photographic opportunities, a cart decorated by you, one driver entry and lots of MC shout outs
  2. Silver sponsorship = $400 – includes slightly less finish line and ramp advertising, a cart decorated by you, one driver entry and some MC shout outs
  3. Pitt sponsorship = $400 – includes a cart decorated by you, the Pitt Tent in your name with your logo on it – please provide if able and MC shout outs
  4. Cart Sponsorship = $200 – includes a cart kit or made up cart decorated by you and one driver entry

All proceeds will be put back into our community through various projects the Kinsmen take part in. Thank you for your time and consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Jason Kelland
Ladysmith Kinsmen