Pull a large fire truck downtown

If you see a fully loaded fire truck inching through downtown don’t be alarmed.

If you see a fully loaded fire truck inching through downtown don’t be alarmed.

Last year 25 Curves for Women members pulled a truck down Chipman Avenue in the name of charity; this year they’re challenging other businesses to follow in their steps.

“This year we thought we’d raise money for the Search and Rescue Dogs (Association of Alberta). They need money, they’re good for everybody,” said Curves fitness instructor Theresa Abt.

Abt believes if businesses put together teams with their employees and willing customers and everybody donates just $5 the proceeds will quickly add up.

Each group will be required to pull the truck down Chipman Avenue, to a certain point while being timed. The truck will then be backed up and other teams will attempt to beat each other’s times.

“The bottom line is it’s fun,” said Abt. “When there’s a challenge people like to go.”

The event is also aiming to bring fun and excitement downtown during Stampede Week.

Curves’ fire truck challenge is taking place June 27 at 11 a.m.