City of Niagara Falls hosting free Touch-a-Truck event for families

Admission to Touch-A-Truck is free. Photo Credit: City of Niagara Falls. 

This week is National Public Works Week across Canada and the United States. It presents a unique opportunity to provide the public with first-hand knowledge of the important role that public works careers play in maintaining essential services and continuously improving quality of life for residents. 

In celebration of this annual observance, the city of Niagara Falls will be hosting a Touch- A-Truck event for kids and families across the region. 

“We’re excited to once again welcome the community to visit with our Municipal Works team and to explore the equipment that is essential to keeping our city running smoothly,” said Erik Nickel, Municipal Works General Manager for the City of Niagara Falls. 

This year’s Touch-A-Truck, which is being held from 10am-2pm on May 25 at the Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road), will include a fire truck, a police cruiser, a plow truck, a tractor, and a Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. bucket truck. Kids will be given a rare chance to participate through interactive demonstrations, while learning about the exciting careers in which each respective vehicle is used. 

Touch-A-Truck events have become a beloved summer tradition for many Canadian and American municipalities, as they are credited with not only providing special experiences for children, but additionally delivering invaluable knowledge about high-quality, well-paying and rewarding career pathways. They are also applauded as a wonderful time for families to come together and make memories. 

Niagara Falls Touch-A-Truck 2024 will also include several additional attractions, such as the Niagara Falls Public Library Bookmobile, The Niagara Region’s Water Wagon and a Project SHARE charity barbecue providing lunch options. Proceeds from the barbeque will be utilized to support community members in need. 

Admission to Touch-A-Truck is free. Those who are interested in learning more about Touch-A-Truck, and/or National Public Works Week are invited to visit the dedicated webpage.

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