Friday, October 18 at Settlers Ridge Centre. Come on out!

OPP teams from detachments across Eastern Ontario are “pulling together” in support of their local United Ways, with the second OPP Pulling for United Way truck pull!

On October 18, 2019 come watch and cheer as OPP and other First Responder teams test their strength and attempt to pull a 28,000 pound Mobile Support Unit Truck 50 feet to raise funds for their local United Ways! The teams’ goal will be to beat the time of the winning team from last year from the Lanark Detachment of 10.27 secs to pull the Support Unit 50 feet from a standing start. This exciting event will be held once again at the Settlers Ridge Centre Parking Lot located at 275 Brockville Street in Smiths Falls, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, with the pull starting at noon. United Way East Ontario would like to thank the Samure Group for welcoming us back this year!

This year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with more teams, special events and exhibits for kids, and lots of family fun! There will be a full breakfast served from The Hawks Nest starting at 10:30 am for the teams, (also available for $11.00 for spectators, with part of the proceeds to the United Way). There will also be prizes up for grabs for the “winning” teams for the fastest time, most funds raised by a team and most spirited team. Stay tuned for more details to come, by following United Way East Ontario (formerly United Way Lanark County) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or checking out our website!

Participants and spectators will have access to the mall during the event to allow participants to stay warm and use the washroom facilities. As the actual Pull is an outdoor event, spectators are encouraged to dress warmly for the weather conditions. There will also be an opportunity for spectators to have their picture taken with the Mobile Support Unit.

You won’t want to miss this unique event this fall! We hope you can join us to cheer on the teams.