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Vermilion Fire Truck Pulls

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The Town of Vermilion and Lakeland Emergency Training Centre will be hosting the 1st ever Vermilion Fire Truck Pulls on September 14, on 49 Avenue between 50th and 51 Street. Local Vermilion volunteer firefighters will be participating and community members are encouraged to join from 12 – 3 p.m. with opening Ceremonies taking place at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $250 per team and can be made up of eight males, nine co-ed, or 10 females. Participants will compete against one another to see who can pull a 35,000 pound fire truck 100 feet the fastest! This event is expected to bring members of the fire service, police, EMS, businesses and the public together to raise funds and help support Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders. Activities include a BBQ following the event, a dunk tank, 50/50 and silent auction. “Firefighters have been Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s largest network of supporters since 1954, when they joined in raising awareness and funds for the organization. They vow to always support those with neuromuscular disorders until a cure can be found. As a person directly being affected by this support, being affected by muscular dystrophy myself, I can say that their support is so meaningful and special,” said Meagan Dyjur. She went on to say that this event is definitely a first for the Town of Vermilion, the Emergency Training School, and the Vermilion Fire Department, as this is the first event of its kind being hosted in Alberta! It’s also the first Muscular Dystrophy Canada event being hosted in Vermilion. Group rates are available at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites for participants. Following the Fire Truck Pulls there will be a Steak Fry at the Vermilion Legion. There will be a choice between steak ($18) and chicken ($15). Participants can pay for their meal at the legion. Please make sure to indicate on the team registration form if you will be attending the steak fry after the event. The deadline for attending the steak fry is Tuesday, September 10th. For more information or to register, you can email Meagan Dyjur at, or Annelies VanderLaan at, or call 587-890-9706.

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