Close to 8,000 kids and parents were at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus October 4 for the 2014 Touch a Truck event.
The back lot of the campus was filled with quarry trucks, helicopters, emergency vehicles, NC’s automotive program vehicles and more, giving kids an up-close look at all sorts of machinery.
Touch a Truck is a volunteer-run event that raises funds in support of children’s literacy in Niagara, and over the years it has raised more than $50,000.
The event is made possible through a partnership between volunteers, community organizations and sponsors, including Niagara College, Brand Blvd., Book Depot, Early Years Niagara Planning Council, Kal Tire, Niagara Helicopter, Niagara Region, Niagara Regional Police Services, Ontario Early Years Centres, RBC, rotary Clubs of Niagara, Niagara Falls Review, The Welland Tribune, The St. Catharines Standard, TV Cogeco and Walker Industries Ltd.
Many people from Niagara College contributed to the success of this year’s event, including Lina Bernardo, who represents the college on the event’s organizing committee; Facilities Management Services; Security and Parking Services; Sunshine Cleaners and NC’s motive power programs.
Pictured above: NC president Dan Patterson, with Jackie Phelan (left) of Walker Industries and Judy Reid, chair of the Touch a Truck committee.