Second Annual Global Spectrum at Encana Events Centre FREE TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT & UNITED WAY FIRETRUCK PULL on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Published: Jul 10, 2014

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The second annual FREE Touch-a-Truck event & United Way Fire Truck Pull is set to take place on August 23 from 11am-3pm in the Encana Events Centre parking lot. Children of all ages, including adults, are invited to come out and enjoy a hands-on experience with popular emergency vehicles, work trucks, a Zamboni & many more. An exciting addition to this year’s FREE “Touch A Truck” event will be the United Way Fire Truck Pull to kick off United Way’s 2014 Fundraising Campaign Season. This is the ultimate team building challenge. Teams will play “tug of war” with a fire truck weighing over 30,000 lbs., and compete for awards and prizes. Proceeds from the Fire Truck Pull will go to the United Way, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life by advancing the common good. Funding and support is provided to kids, families, seniors and individuals through United Way’s network of care in the North. Go to to register your team today.


Bring your appetite; there will be a charity BBQ onsite, sponsored by Ovations Food & Beverage Services. All proceeds from the BBQ will go to Step Up ‘N Ride Society of Dawson Creek which is a non-profit organization that provides transportation in Dawson Creek and surrounding area for clients unable to access public transportation and seniors who require their services.


The Dawson Creek Auto Cross Club will also be on site displaying their racing cars and providing an opportunity for kids to strap on a helmet, click into a harness and be taken around the cones in a real race car with a rally car driver! Bouncy Castle by Bounce House Rentals and facepainting as well so come and join us for some fun!


“Global Spectrum is excited to host the second annual Touch-a-Truck & Fire Truck Pull event here in Dawson Creek,” said Ryan MacIvor, General Manager of Global Spectrum at the Encana Events Centre. “This will be a fun & educational experience for people of all ages. We look forward to seeing the community not only come out and see some fantastic machines, but learn from those who operate them.”


“The Touch-a-Truck & Fire Truck Pull at the Encana Events Centre will be a fantastic event for the entire community to enjoy,” said Mayor Dale Bumstead. “The addition of the Fire Truck Pull will be an amazing spectator event you will not want to miss, and a great way to raise the awareness of how important non-profit organizations such as; United Way and the Step Up ‘N’ Ride Society are to communities such as Dawson Creek.”The event will take place in the front parking lot of the Encana Events Centre from 11am to 3pm PDT. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


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The Encana Events Centre is a production oriented multi-purpose entertainment venue, managed by Global Spectrum. The Encana Events Centre is home to a myriad of events including concerts, rodeos, circuses, ice skating and family shows. Global Spectrum ( manages the Encana Events Centre, as well as more than 115 public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.


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