Inaugural Indian Truck Show set to kick off

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The first ever Indian Truck Show opens its gates to the public this Saturday, Labour Day weekend, at Brampton’s Powerade Centre.

This one-day event promises an exciting glimpse of South Asian culture, including music, food, entertainment, and of course trucks.

Listen to some Bhangra music and watch professional Punjabi Bhangra and Gidda dancers while enjoying some of Brampton’s best ethnic cuisine. All that and more happens concurrently with a Show and Shine event, trucking seminars, and two exhibit areas, one inside, the other outside, boasting more than 100 vendors and exhibitors.

The Indian Truck Show promises to be a terrific day out for the whole family and particularly for those interested in the contribution South Asians make to the Canadian trucking industry.

Co-organizer Najib Iqbal sees the event an opportunity to build bridges within the trucking community. "Canada is a multi-ethnic society and trucking, perhaps more than most professions, reflects that ethnic diversity," he said. "The Indian community is hosting this show, but we see it as a way to bring together the different communities that make up trucking; South Asian, East Indian, West Indian, European, and Canadian."

The Indian Truck Show takes place Saturday Aug. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Brampton’s Powerade Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road S. That’s Kennedy Road at the 407, between Steeles Ave. and Derry Rd. Or click here for more info. 


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