FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Truck Pull is happening in only three days’ time.
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Park, teams of up to ten contestants will be competing for a number of trophies while pulling a 15-ton fire truck, and also raising money for the United Way of Northern BC. The festivities begin at the event’s new location in Centennial Park at 10:00 a.m. with registration and a pancake breakfast. After that, teams will take it in turn to try and haul the fire truck weighing over 30,000 lbs. a distance of 50 feet. Trophies will be awarded to teams for: Fastest Time, Best Spirited, Best Dressed, Most Funds Raised, and Most Food Raised
In addition to the truck pull itself, the event will also be featuring a bouncy castle, other kids’activities & balloons, and a BBQ lunch to cap things off at 2:00. Rosenau Transportation will have one of their 18 wheeler trucks on hand collecting food donations.
Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to bring down nonperishable items for the Fort St. John Salvation Army Food Bank. The food bank is always in need of canned soups, dry pasta, boxed meals, granola bars, juice boxes, canned fruits, milk, cheese, spice, and proteins. In addition, the food bank is currently in desperate need of:
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
- Ready-to-eat meals, such as canned beef stew or chili.
- School snacks, including granola bars, fruit gummies, snack cookies, and apple sauce.
- Boxed meals that only require water such as pancake mixes.
Teams that did not register online can bring the the registration fee of $250 payable by cheque to the United Way of Northern BC with their signed team waiver form to registration at 10:00.