This year’s mini pull will simply be a demonstration, while organizers tinker with the idea of making it open to all interested youngsters next year.
Shell Canada has helped in making this event much friendlier for the kids, as the company generously donated a golf cart for the event.
Dean Freeman of Shell Canada, says its important to support events such as this one because of the positive effects they have on the community.
"The spirit and foundation of working closely with the United Way is embedded within Shell and has become a core value/belief within our staff and their families as we have seen the positive influence and impact this can have on a community and those that may be in need."
The idea to add the children’s pull was thought of at last year’s event, when kids cheering on their parents asked how they could get in on the fun.
Niki Hedges, Community Development & Campaign Officer for United Way Northern B.C., says she’s very excited for the event based on her experiences last year.
"The atmosphere last year was just electric. I’ve coordinated a lot of events, but for me, this is the most fun because of all the spirit shown by all the teams."
The Fire Truck Pull is set to begin at 11 a.m. but the festivities will start at 10 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. The hour of breakfast will also give teams not yet registered an opportunity to sign up to test their strength.