Ambulance tug o’ war

United Way Northern B.C. is organizing an ambulance pull during the fall fair to raise money that will go right back to the community.

On Saturday, August 17 at 4 p.m. there will be a tug o’ war with an ambulance happening during the fall fair at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds.

Anyone interested should get a team of six together and get ready to pull a 5,000 lb. ambulance. Registration costs $150 but anyone can fundraise beyond that amount. Everyone has to be signed up and ready by noon on August 16.

“We have organized an ambulance pull as our campaign kick off event,” said Meghan Ginter, organizer for United Way, Northern B.C. “They try to pull the ambulance 50 feet and then we give the awards for fastest pull and there are other awards for most money raised and best dressed teams. It tends to be a lot of fun and we’ve never done one in Vanderhoof before so we’re really excited.”

United Way is a non-profit organization and the northern B.C. division is dedicated to helping people get back on their feet, helping people stay healthy and helping kids get the education they deserve.

According to Ginter, United Way supports several programs in Vanderhoof including the Best Mom and Dads program, Seniors Connected and the Youth Centre organized by CNC.

To register for the ambulance pull go to https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?locationID=127447.