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GP100 Soap Box Derby set for Grande Prairie's centennial

It’s a reminder of when life was a little simpler.

The Grande Prairie Rotary After Five club is celebrating the City’s centennial with a traditional soap box derby.

Member Lionel Frey explains youth aged 9 to 14 can sign up as drivers, but the race can really involve the whole family.

“Not only the race day itself, but even leading up to building and designing the cart, whole families can get involved in that. So, it’s a family activity from design stage right to race day.”

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The race will take place on 95th Street, west of Hillside School, on May 31st.

Frey says the slope is gradual, and should make for some exciting races.

The go-carts are available for sponsorship, and will sport a variety of fun looks.

“We’ve got one that’s designed as Fred Flintstone’s car; another that’s designed as kind of more of a racey style car,” says Frey, “so we’ll see all sorts of designs put forth by sponsors – business sponsors in the community – and they can design them any way they like.”

Anyone interested in signing up can visit

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