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PHOTOS: Soapbox derby, parade returned to Columbia Valley on Canada Day near Chilliwack

Soapbox cars featured unicorn, toilet and smoke as folks raced engineless vehicles down hill

Soapbox races returned to a little community outside Chilliwack for the first time in two years on July 1.

The Columbia Valley celebrated Canada Day with its annual parade, soapbox derby and other activities like sack races and a tug-of-war.

The derby was open to kids, teens and adults and vehicles featured a unicorn, toilet and special effects like smoke. There was even a head-to-head race at the end where two adults in one soapbox car raced a team of three adults in another down Erho Road.

Folks in the parade, which had about 10 entries, tossed candy to the spectators lining Columbia Valley Road.

It was a great turnout, said Taryn Dixon, director of Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Area H, which covers Columbia Valley, Cultus Lake and Lindell Beach.

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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