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George E. Smith Memorial Fire Truck Pull an Overwhelming Success! ​​​​​​​News Release

Brockville, ON – With the tremendous efforts of Ian McFall, event chair, the Hudson Family, Burnbrae Farms and a host of sponsors, donors and pullers, this year’s George E. Smith Memorial Fire Truck Pull has proved to be an overwhelming success, reaching this year’s goal of $100,000!

“We are humbled by the support we have received from the community and especially from Ian McFall, who personally spearheaded this campaign,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Starting eight years ago with one and a half teams, Ian has been with us every step of the way. This year we had 16 teams and gained support and sponsors from across the region we serve, a great indication of the impact of the event and our programs.”

Funds raised go to the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program, which provides subsidies to individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to access healthy programs, safe spaces and positive social connections.

“With this level of community involvement and the success of achieving our goal, we hope that we are honouring George’s commitment to serving his community,” said Adams.

The top three teams came in with the following times:

  1. Kriska Transport 30.01
  2. Guns and Hoses 30.73
  3. Brockville Fire Department 32.45

Kriska Transport narrowly missed beating the time of last year’s winners, Brockville Fire Department with a time of 30 seconds. In addition to bragging rights, Kriska will take home a trophy, which they will hand off to next year’s winners!

The YMCA thanks our generous sponsors, donors and of course, the great teams who came out to see how fast they could pull a fire truck!

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Colleen Gareau

Director, Marketing & Communication

YMCA Eastern Ontario


Mobile: 613-888-9298

Figure 1: Krista Transport