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Fergus, Ontario
July 24-27, 2008

The Leading
Family Entertainment
& Trucking Event
in North America


October 25, 2007- For immediate release

Fergus Truck Show - Donates to Local Groups

On October 25, 2007 the directors of the Fergus Truck Show presented cheques totaling $42,526.75 to 24 area groups who assisted at the July 26-29, 2007 event . The groups worked a combined total of 6075.25 hours. This brings the total raised by the Fergus Truck Show for community groups and Fergus Recreation to more than $599,463.61!!!

President Don Watson stated “Unbelievable!! This year was extraordinary! Every year we comment on the fact that we don’t think we can get any bigger or better than the past year but we always seem to do it! The 2007 attendance was just over 71,100 people. The ‘Show & Shine’ competition had 530 entries, the Truck Pull attracted 291 pullers, many of which were Americans, and there were 266Trade Show vendors which covered over 13 acres of actual site space. The Show used all 62 acres the Centre Wellington Sportsplex had to offer as well as an additional 60 acres leased from area farmers for the truck pulls, show & shine, camping and spectator parking.

He went on to extend the Fergus Truck Show’s “sincere thanks and appreciations to the show Diamond Sponsors - Canadian Tire, Canadian Trucking News, Castrol Wakefield Canada, Chevron, Cogeco, Express, Guelph Mercury, HighwayStar, Country 95.3, Mothers’ Wax, Premier Peterbilt, SelecTrucks, Shell Rotella T, Sleeman Brewery, Tim Hortons, Toromont Cat, Truck & Trailer, Truck News, Guelph Toyota, A-Channel, Lucas Oil, Y 108 and Dieter’s Metal Fabricatig. Platinum Sponsors – Fleet Image and Over The Road. Gold Sponsors – Ontario Trucking News, Mobil Delvac, Malo Distribution, LRW Parts Warehousing, Volvo Canada, Canadian Trucker Radio, Ag Buyer’s Guide, The Tri-Ad and Heavy Equipment Trader. Silver Sponsors – Traction Heavy Duty Parts, Tiesma Industrial Coverings Inc., Benson Tire, Klaas Swaving Ltd, Universal Rental Service, Brian Kurtz Trucking, Meridian Credit Union and Symtec Specialty Alloys. Bronze Sponsors – Ultramar, A & W Recreation, Linamar, Kingsway General Insurance, 101.7 The One, 94.5 The Bull, cknx am920, Waverdale Fleet Service, Emergency Road Service of Canada, Grand River Raceway and Di-Mond Trailers Inc. As well as the major truck and tractor pull sponsors Battlefield Equipment, Hertz Equipment , Komatsu Rents, Stoltz Sales and Service, Swanston Farm Equipment, DeBoer’s Equipment, Husky Farm Equipment, Elmira Farm Service and Shantz Farm Equipment”.

“The support of all Fergus Truck Show Co-sponsors, the truck and tractor pull sponsors, the individual award sponsors, the equipment and service suppliers allows the Show to grow, to promote the trucking industry and Canadian music, and assists local groups in fund raising. We truly appreciated the support of all.”

The groups assisting had a total of more than 1100+ volunteers who worked 6075.25 hours prior to, at, or following the Show. In addition, there were hundreds of individual non group volunteers working during the weekend event. The Fergus Truck Show - ‘The Leading Family Entertainment and Trucking Event in North America continued growth and success is the result of the dedication and support of so many people and companies.

The Fergus Truck Show is the largest annual event in Canada to promote Canadian only entertainers. This year 13 bands and artists provided more than 24 hours of entertainment including The Roadhammers, Aaron Pritchett and local bands Settlers Creek and Moonshine.

The 23rd Annual Fergus Truck Show will be held July 25, 26 & 27, 2008. More than an estimated 200 million dollars worth of equipment is expected to be displayed - approximately 700 trucks will participate in “Show & Shine” and in the “Truck Pulls”, “Exhibitor Avenues” will feature over 275exhibitors/vendors with something for everyone, 3 days of “Truck Pulls” and “Music in the Park”, a music festival, will feature performances by Canadian Country Music Recording Artists and Songwriters.

For additional information, please contact the Fergus Truck Show
(phone) 519-843-3412 or 1-866-526-7379 (fax) 519-787-0692 Email -
By mail - 275 Gordon Street, Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W3 or web site at

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