Reality TV star heading to Capreol on Saturday
Highway Thru Hell star will be part of 2nd Annual Big Truck Meet Up Event
The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre will be kicking off the start of its 25th season in a big way on Saturday with the return of the 2nd Annual Big Truck Meet Up Event.
This year, more than 30 pieces of equipment have been confirmed, along with a special guest from the Discovery Channel’s hit television series, Highway Thru Hell.
“We are incredibly delighted to announce that Al Quiring, along with his wife Nancy, will be flying in from Vancouver to spend the day with us and interact with our visitors,” Cody Cacciotti, operations manager for the museum said in a release.
“With the museum celebrating its 25th season and the town of Capreol’s centennial year underway, we really wanted to do something special and having Mr. Quiring attend the event is a perfect fit.”
The event gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of big trucks and heavy equipment.
“Last year, we really wanted to develop a new event that was extremely interactive and engaging for our visitors,” Cacciotti said. “We were overwhelmed by the initial response and the level of community participation that we have decided to make the event a regular part of our programming strategy.”
Tonka reps will also be on site and younger visitors can try their hand at the spin and win wheel to walk away with some free Tonka toys and swag.
The event will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be free of charge to the public.
Beginning Saturday, the museum will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 705858-5050, or visit the museum’s website at www.normhc.ca.
Al Quiring and his wife, Nancy, of Highway Thru Hell fame, will be in Capreol on Saturday.