The Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation will be bringing Touch a Truck back for the first time since 2019, allowing kids in the community to get a hands-on experience with special vehicles.
Community engagement coordinator Tara Brugger says they get police cars, fire trucks, and all kinds of agricultural vehicles for kids to climb into and look around. The event will happen outside the BDO centre and is scheduled for May 26 but adds they'll be watching the weather, just in case it rains.
"We are just we're so excited to be able to get back to this, especially after a long two winters," explains Brugger. "It's going to be a great thing for the community to get together once again."
She says Homestead Co-op has sponsored the event, which means there'll be free hot dogs, chips, and water for people in attendance. She mentions how much fun this event is for the kids that go.
"I know in previous years the RCMP have let kids run the siren and they just they love being able to get into these vehicles," notes Brugger. "Because a lot of them have toys that look like these vehicles and now they get to get up close to them and touch them and see them in real life."
She hopes to see tons of kids hopping into all the different vehicles they'll have available.