All kinds of heavy-duty trucks, emergency vehicles and more are on display at Touch a Truck at Nanaimo North Town Centre today, June 16. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Community checks out tons of trucks

Touch a Truck happened at Nanaimo North Town Centre today, June 16

Families were able to get a close look at ways that Nanaimo keeps on truckin.’

Father’s Day Touch a Truck, presented by Volunteer Nanaimo, was held today, June 16, outside Nanaimo North Town Centre.

Fire trucks, police cars, big rigs, heavy machinery and more was displayed in the mall parking lot, and children were welcome to touch the trucks, climb into the front seat of some of them, and sound the horn. There was also a barbecue, bouncy castle, climbing wall and face painting.

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Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter John Fournier tells three-year-old Linnea Sadlemyer Graham a little bit about fire engines at Touch a Truck at Nanaimo North Town Centre on Sunday. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

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