HALIFAX, N.S. – Special Olympics Nova Scotia will honor the life of Darrell Ward, the former star of the show Ice Road Truckers who died in a plane crash Aug. 28, with a memorial tribute tour leading up to the Sept. 24 World’s Largest Truck Convoy.
Prior to his death, Ward was scheduled to be in the Maritimes Sept. 21 to help raise money for Special Olympics and act as convoy marshall.
The Darrell Ward Tribute Tour will feature his son Reno Ward, also part of Ice Road Truckers, and cast members of the show Shipping Wars, Marc Springer, Todd and Tamera Sturgis, Chrome and Steele Radio owner Bruce Lacasse, and Darrell’s manager Bob Stanton. Special guests from Diesel Spec will make an appearance at the convoy.
“Traveling to Nova Scotia and being the convoy marshall for the 2016 Convoy for Special Olympics Nova Scotia was an important cause for Darrell,” said Stanton. “The day prior to his accident, he and our team had a conversation about how excited he was to travel to Eastern Canada for his first time to meet his fans and the athletes. We knew that Darrell would want us to follow through on his commitment to his fans and this event. When we talked to our team, we weren’t surprised that everyone was on-board to make this tribute a success in his memory. Special thanks goes to Diesel Spec for their helping us bring this all together.”