Wayne Paul teaches Big Brother matches Dustin and Everett about woodworking during construction of the Rural Mental Health Project-partnered little library project. (Photos submitted)

Wayne Paul teaches Big Brother matches Dustin and Everett about woodworking during construction of the Rural Mental Health Project-partnered little library project. (Photos submitted)

Ready, set, race! Soap box derby to hit the streets of town

Lots happening at the Heartland Youth Centre

Main Street Stettler will be turning into a raceway on June 11 after the Steel Wheels Stampede parade.

The Heartland Youth Centre, along with a few other local agencies, will be hosting a soap-box derby.

According to Crystal Shuckburgh, a staff member with the Heartland Youth Centre, a variety of businesses in town are offering discounts for anyone building cars for the big day.

The starting ramp is being built by the Stettler Kinsmen and the race is being run by the Stettler Magnetos Car Club right after the Steel Wheels Stampede parade.

According to Shuckburgh, the derby is only of of several activities coming up for the Heartland Youth Centre and the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.

In partnership with the Rural Mental Health Project, Stettler’s Big Brothers, Big Sisters program is working on an “inter-generational building project” with the creation of little libraries to be placed around the community.

While the project has met with some delays, Shuckburgh expects that the little libraries will be complete and ready for placement by the end of June.

Coming up next for the youth centre is the Awesome Auction and steak and lobster dinner on June 4.

Tickets for the event are $60 each, but act quick because as of May 19 there were only 13 tickets remaining for this not to be missed event.

Also, anyone interested in volunteering to clear tables or work security for the event is asked to contact Winnie Bisset at the centre as they are still short. Bisset can be reached at 403-742-5437.

The Awesome Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for the youth centre.

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