MONCTON, N.B. — In keeping with its six-year tradition of giving, the Atlantic Truck Show will once again be donating to worthy causes with monies raised at this year’s event.
Proceeds from the Atlantic Truck Show’s (June 12-13) annual lobster dinner and silent auction are slated to be used to support the APTA Scholarship Fund, which is eligible for educational institutes all over Atlantic Canada, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Association. The dinner and auction are being held on the opening night of the show, June 12, at 6:30 p.m.
“The trucking community is a tight-knit group and these charities are close to all of the members’ hearts,” says Peter Nelson, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. “This is the ideal venue to relax, network and have a great meal, but at the same time you are supporting a great cause and the next generation that will carry on this proud and integral industry.”
Since 2003, the APTA, in conjunction with the Atlantic Truck Show, has hosted several functions that raise funds for educational bursaries and also support the fight against Juvenile Diabetes. In total, the group has raised over $70,000 to support these causes.
In the last four years, APTA has awarded almost $20,000 for bursaries to students in the New Brunswick Community Colleges.In 2008, there were three bursaries of $1,000 awarded to students enrolled in the Transportation and Logistics Management program at the Community College in Dieppe, N.B.
Also at the Atlantic Truck Show, Edo van Belkom, author of the popular Mark Dalton: Owner/Operator series in Truck News, will be signing copies of his Mark Dalton: SmartDriver book. Books will be available free of charge from Natural Resources Canada. Look for him at the NRCan booth.
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