Over 400 youth took part in the 16th Annual Soapbox Derby race in May, 2017. SAIT employee Tim Fountain is a member of Scouts Canada, Chinook Council and helps to organize the race, which sees an increase in youth participation from year to year. The Soapbox derby allows participants to have a day of fun racing and connecting with other youth in their area; VIPs come to race and talk to them about connecting with their communities at a local, provincial and federal level; and City of Calgary Roads staff attended to teach road safety. SAIT is also providing funding to help the groups build up to five additional cars, which will allow them to expand the races into other parts of Southern Alberta.
Drivers L-R: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi; John Estrella, National Commissioner - Scouts Canada; and Calgary Councilor Peter Demong