Your biggest tug of war opponent yet…a fire truck

Lynsey Kitching


This isn’t your average tug of war. No, you aren’t competing against humans, you are competing against a fire truck weighing over 30,000 lbs. and your goal is to move it 50 feet.

Are you up for the challenge?

If so, gather up a team of 10 people and give it a go, but remember all competitors have to be over the age of 18.

By partaking, you will be helping your community.  Funds raised at this event are invested in programs and services in your community that help people move from “Poverty to Possibility”, develop “Healthy people, strong communities” and children into “All that kids can be”!

Funds raised at this event will be invested in programs and services in Tumbler Ridge. The event is being put on by the 2013 United Way Campaign.

On top of helping the community you could also win yourself a little somethin’ somethin’. Awards will be given for the fastest time, most money raised and the most spirited/best dressed team.

The first annual Tumbler Ridge Fire Truck Pull will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Centre.

There is a registration fee of $250 to compete and organizers encourage teams to fundraise beyond the registration amount.

As of last Friday, which was the deadline for online registration, there were at least seven teams entered: one from the District of Tumbler Ridge, One from the Fire Department, One from Lake View Credit Union, one from Teck, one from the Lions, and one from Old Timers Hockey.

Walter Energy is entering at least one, and possibly two teams, according to United Way Community Development and Campaign Officer Michele Brooke.

For additional information email Michele at or call 250-263-9266.