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July 24-27, 2008

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January 16, 2006- For immediate release

Fergus Truck Show - Donates to Local Groups

On January 16, 2006 the directors of the Fergus Truck Show presented cheques totaling $34,232.50 to 25 area groups who assisted at the July 22-24 event . The groups worked a total of 4501 hours at the 20th annual July event. This brings the total raised by the Fergus Truck Show for community groups and Fergus Recreation to more than $460,000.

President Wayne Billings stated “WOW!! What an event! Every year we are breaking records! The 2005 attendance was 54,203. The ‘Show & Shine’ completion had 630 entries, the Truck Pull attracted 183 pullers, and the Trade Show had over 333,000 square feet of actual site space (excluding hallways, aisles and/or walkways). We had 65 acres of manicured recreation grounds, plus 30 acres of rented land from the adjacent farm and approximately 40 acres that a local farmer uses for parking.

He went on to extend the Fergus Truck Show’s “sincere thanks and appreciations to the Event Sponsors - Premier Peterbilt and KICX 106.7 to the Co-Sponsors Toromont Cat, KICX 106.7, Canadian Tire, Mothers’ Wax, Cogeco, Labatt, HighwayStar, Truck & Trailer, Tim Horton’s, Michelin, Selectrucks, Shell Rotella T and Truck News. Also a special thanks to OCPFA (Ontario Country Performers and Fans Association). Our partnership with OCPFA provides a larger music venue. The support of all Fergus Truck Show Co-sponsors and Events 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 829 volunteers who worked 4501 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 - ‘North America’s Largest Truck Show’ continued growth and success is the result of the dedication and support of so very many people and companies.

Billings was please to announce that “the Fergus Truck Show Board of Directors due to the tremendous year, in spite of a rainy Sunday, are very pleased to be able to donate an extra $ .50 per hour worked bonus to all the groups assisting at the Show.” The groups hours and dollars distributed are as follows - Alma Optimist (173 hours for $1297.50), Arthur Optimist (73 hours for $547.50), Belwood Lions Club (146 hours for $1095.00), Bethel Youth Group (94 hours for $705.00), CW Rotary (275 hours for $2062.50), CWDHS Mission (149 hours for $1117.50), Centre Wellington In-Line Hockey (402 hours for $3015.00), Chamber of Commerce (20 hours for $150.00), Community Resource Centre (114 hours for $855.00), Country Wings (261 hours for $1957.00), DSC Sports (178 hours for $1335.00), Elora Mohawks (88 hours for $660.00), Fergus Boy Scouts (71 hours for $532.50), Fergus Devils Jr. C Hockey (38 hours for $285.00), Fergus Highland Rugby (411 hours for $3082.50), Fergus Lions Club (40 hours for $300.00), Fergus Tennis Club (133 hours for $997.50), Grand Harmony Chorus (241 hours for $1807.50), Melville United Church (143 hours for $1072.50), Men for Missions (584 hours for $4380.00), Palmerston Rookies (86 hours for $645.00), Royal City Ambassadors (367 hours for $2752.50), Tri City Football (341 hours for $2557.50), St. John Ambulance (flat rate $475.00 for “on duty service”) and St. Joseph Parish (73 hours for $547.50).

In 2005 for the third year, Fergus Truck Show presented Truck Pulls on Saturday night. The Ontario Mini Rods thrilled the crowds with their tiny size and high horse power. Wrapping up Saturday’s venue was a Music in the Park presentation - ‘BBQ & Boogie with the Bands’ featured a fantastic BBQ Roast Beef Dinner and awesome music presented by “Moonshine”. The 2005 headliners included “Trooper” on Friday evening; Saturday afternoon - “Terry Sumsion”; and on Sunday afternoon - “Charlie Major”. The Fergus Truck Show is the largest annual event in Canada to promote Canadian only entertainers.

The 21st Anniversary Fergus Truck Show will be held July 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2006. More than 125 million dollars worth of equipment is expected to be displayed - approximately 550 trucks will participate in “Show & Shine” and in the “Truck Pulls”, “Exhibitor Avenues” will feature over 240exhibitors/vendors with something for everyone, 3 days of “Truck Pulls” and “Music in the Park”, a music festival, will feature 25 hours of performances by Canadian Country Music Recording Artists and Songwriters..