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Maritimers to make first appearance at Worlds Largest Truck Convoy

HANWELL, N.B. -- On Sept. 15, truckers and law enforcement officials will come together once again for the Worlds ...


HANWELL, N.B. — On Sept. 15, truckers and law enforcement officials will come together once again for the Worlds Largest Truck Convoy, and for the first time, Atlantic Canada has gotten involved.

Truckers from New Brunswick will join their Canadian counterparts in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec in hosting the unique one-day celebration, where law enforcement escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through their town to raise funds for the Special Olympics.

The East Coast version of the event will take place in at RS Coughlan in Hanwell, N.B., near Fredericton, on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Peter Nelson, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, will be present at the celebration.

In 2006 more than 1,800 trucks across North America participated in the event, raising more than US$544,000 for Special Olympics programs a 25% increase from 2005.

Registration is set at $100 per truck, though trucking companies can bid additional sponsorship funds to win the spot of lead convoy truck.

For more information on the event in New Brunswick, call Vivienne Gassier at 888-362-5926 or e-mail Vivienne.gassier@sonb.ca.


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