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The CDC system was rigged for Quesnel kids

Hands on the wheel, bums in seats, smiles on faces at Touch A Truck

No license necessary, it’s enough to just bring your wide-eyed wonder and your big enthusiasm for big rigs.

Each year the Quesnel & District Child Development Centre holds one of the most popular fundraisers on the Quesnel kids’ calendar, and by kids, we mean any age.

The first of these touchy-wheely events took place in 2016. A number of supporters of the Child Development Centre bring their transportation treats for the public to get up close to. All proceeds go to support the many services provided by the health facility for children and their families.

The Child Development Centre’s mission is to help pregnant women, new parents, children, youth and families discover their potential, and the centre provides a wide variety of services, including a pregnancy outreach program to provide support, information and services to help women have healthy pregnancies; an infant development program that offers home-based services for infants and toddlers who have been identified as at-risk for a developmental delay, that have a diagnosed disability, or are showing a developmental delay in one or more skill areas; and supported child development services for children with special needs, as well as physiotherapy, speech language therapy and occupational therapy for children.

“All of that enables Quesnel people to stay in Quesnel instead of having to travel to Prince George or Vancouver, and we offer every service free of charge,” said one of the centre’s key staff members Heidi Kuhn, during a past Touch A Truck event. “Kids get a chance to climb inside these huge machines and blow the horns, pretend to drive and so much more - great time for the whole family.”

All the rigs this year were assembled in the vicinity of the Child Development Centre at 488 McLean Street on Saturday (Sept. 23). The cost was $5 each or $20 per family.

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Frank Peebles

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I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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