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Soapbox racers zoom down North Shore slope

Local youth spent months building colourful vehicles as part of a community program.

Local youth spent months building colourful vehicles as part of a community program

A course to race soapbox cars built by local youth on the North Shore was laid out on Sunday, June 17, 2017 on Carnation Street between Berkley Road and Emerson Way. (CBC)

Local youth zoomed down a race course laid out on Carnation Street in Seymour Heights in North Vancouver on Sunday to finally test out soapbox cars they spent months building.

Since January, children between 10 and 12-years-old designed and built their own soapbox racers as part of a United Way of the Lower Mainland funded program through the Parkgate Community Services Society.

The goal of the program was to increase social skills and community well being, but it also looked like a lot of fun.

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