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STIRLING, Ont. - Organizers of the Stirling Truck Show have deemed the event a success, despite poor weather, and say they'll return on Father's Day weekend next year June 18-20.

STIRLING, Ont. –Organizers of the Stirling Truck Show have deemed the event a success, despite poor weather, and say they’ll return on Father’s Day weekend next year June 18-20.

This year’s event featured show trucks, a pit crew challenge, a circle check, an indoor and outdoor trade show, a show’n’shine, a light show, seminars and the memorial highway tribute.

There were also musical performances by Ally Howatt, Lazy John, On Tap and Luke Mercier. Children were also entertained with bouncing castles, a carousel, sand pits with toy trucks and a rock climbing wall.

Attendees were also well-fed, thanks to a wine and cheese meet-and-greet and a turkey dinner sponsored by Choice Reefer Systems.

Taking home the People’s Choice Award at the show’n’shine was Brent Pecarski. Other winners included: Gordon Speers, best O/O working tractor with sleeper; Paul Wilson, best O/O working tractor without sleeper; Pecarski, best 09 or newer company working tractor and best chrome; David Everingham, best 09 or newer O/O working tractor; Than Vermilyea, best O/O multi-axle and best tractor-trailer combination -owner/operator; Rick Hudson, best company multi-axle; Ray Vincent, Best 07-08 working tractor; Shawn Andrews, best 05-06 working tractor; Brett Akey, best 02-04 working tractor, best tractor-trailer combination -company and best interior; Randy McNichol, best pre-02 working tractor -cabover; Dan Prentice, best pre-02 working tractor -conventional; Paul Davidson, best vintage highway tractor; Bob Archer, best working tractor-dump trailer combination; Neil Molenaar, best working tractor-train combination; Stan Morrow, best professional show/flagship truck; Ray Sexsmith, best dump truck; Phil Hall, best big rig tow truck; Rick Millar, best restored pick-up; Dana Sliwa, best custom pick-up and best pick-up; Ranlyn Transport, best fleet -five or more trucks and best light show -fleet;Ajaib Samra, best light show -single; and Carey Wojtasik, best light show -combination.

For a complete list of show’n’shine winners and to see pictures from the event, visit

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