Whether it’s a big red fire truck, a street sweeper, or one of those giant farm tractors you see rolling down a rural highway, kids, and a lot of parents, are naturally curious about these vehicles that they see but rarely get a close look at.
Touch-A-Truck Caledon offers the opportunity to do exactly what the name implies – you get a hands-on, close-up experience with large and amazing vehicles. You can see how they work and take a seat behind the wheel.
The event is hosted by Fines Ford Lincoln in support of Caledon Parent-Child Centre.
Caledon Parent-Child Centre is a non-profit place for parents and caregivers with children ages 0 to six to play, learn, and connect. The Centre’s programs are free and available to everyone in the region. The Centre is now in its 30th year of operation.
“We are a family resource centre. We have families come in here and register for programs we run including early childhood education for children where we teach them basic skills to get them ready for school,” explained Shelly Sargent, Manager Community Relations and Volunteers. “The cool thing is we are free of charge and any family with a child from zero to six years of age can drop-in and just play.”
The Centre is full of parents and even grandparents with small children who delight at having new things to play with that they might not have at home. Children also have the opportunity to meet and interact with other children their own age.
Fines Ford Lincoln, a local business that has a long history of supporting the community, thought it would be a great opportunity to organize a day of fun for families, while assisting a local non-profit that does valuable work.
“We’re parents, we have kids and we thought this would be a fabulous event for the community,” said Fines Ford Lincoln General Manager, Carlos Martins, of Touch-A-Truck Caledon.
“The kids will learn about the vehicles from the drivers themselves,” explained Fines Ford Lincoln Dealer Principal, Bob Fines. “All vehicles at Touch-A-Truck Caledon will have an attendant with them, representing the company or municipal service that brought the vehicle.”
Touch-A-Truck Caledon will take place at the Albion-Bolton Fairgrounds in Bolton on Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds raised will go to Caledon Parent-Child Centre.
There will also be face painting, a DJ, character mascots like Bob the Builder, Rubble from Paw Patrol, Emmett from Lego, and food vendors like Howard the Butcher and the Palgrave Rotary Club.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a dump truck or try the cockpit of a large construction or farm vehicle, now is your chance!
You can have a lot of fun while supporting a local cause. For more information visit www.touch-a-truck.ca