Truck Con­voy for Spe­cial Olympics

Big Rigs… Big Hearts… Big Re­sults!

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The Truck Con­voy is a cel­e­bra­tion of the truck­ing in­dus­try and its sup­port of the Spe­cial Olympics On­tario ath­letes. The event tra­di­tion­ally held at the Paris Fair­grounds was suc­cess­fully ex­panded to the Greater Toronto Area this year.

The in­au­gu­ral GTA Truck Con­voy was hosted at the Pow­er­ade Cen­tre in Bramp­ton on Septem­ber 10th. In spite of the wet weather, 29 trucks par­tic­i­pated in the Con­voy. The 12th An­nual Paris Truck Con­voy held on Septem­ber 17th was at­tended by 73 trucks. Thanks to the gen­er­ous sup­port of drivers, spon­sors and vol­un­teers, over $80,000 was raised at both the events.

As part of the “World’s Largest Truck Con­voy” pro­gram, the event be­gan in South­ern On­tario in 2005 and has been go­ing strong ever since. It has raised over $600,000 for the On­tario Law En­force­ment Torch Run for Spe­cial Olympics since its in­au­gu­ra­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants meet at a stag­ing lo­ca­tion and are es­corted in con­voy to a pre-de­ter­mined des­ti­na­tion, where they are wel­comed by the Spe­cial Olympics com­mu­nity – ath­letes, fam­i­lies, friends, col­leagues, law en­force­ment of­fi­cers, and the or­ga­ni­za­tions, com­pa­nies and agen­cies that make up the truck­ing in­dus­try.

The con­voy con­sists of semi-trucks, truck/trailer com­bi­na­tions, large trucks, low-boys, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc.

To know more about the Truck Con­voy plans for 2017, please log on to www.truck­con­voy.ca

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