The Touch a Truck family event rolled into the Abbotsford Centre parking lot for the eighth time on Saturday, September 28th. All proceeds and donations from the event went to Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard, which in turn benefited the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford.


Touch a Truck is a fun, hands-on, educational event for the whole family. Vehicles and interactive displays from over 20 exhibitors and vehicles were on-site, including Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services, Eagle West Cranes, Central Fraser Valley Search & Rescue, Valley Driving School, Westerra Equipment and many more.


The event saw over 1000 attendees throughout the day; activities included a barbeque lunch, face painting, a car smash, contesting, excavator demonstrations and more. As a result, 1100 lbs of food and over $2400 in monetary donations were collected for The Full Cupboard.


“I’d like to personally thank our venue partners Envision Financial and the University of the Fraser Valley, media outlets Star FM and Country 107.1 and all of the exhibitors for their continued support of Touch A Truck. This year was our most successful event to date. We look forward to hosting and growing this event each year, while supporting key community initiatives such as the Full Cupboard and the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford.” stated Abbotsford Centre General Manager, Rick Comeau.



# # #


About The Full Cupboard:

Envision Financial is committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of our members and a meaningful difference in our local communities. That’s why we established The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates. Last year 103,464 British Columbians accessed their local food bank, 32.2% of whom were children. Our goal is to raise 1 million dollars and 100,000 pounds of food by 2023.

About Abbotsford Centre – Events. Experiences. Memories

The Abbotsford Centre is committed to serving as a leading Canadian sports & entertainment venue by consistently providing its guests with outstanding event value, unique experiences and lasting memories. Its vision is the City of Abbotsford as a dynamic hub for western Canadian lifestyle, heritage and culture inspired by sports activity, entertainment diversity and community connectivity. Managed by Spectra Venue Management, the venue can accommodate 8,500 for concerts and 7,006 for special events such as rodeos, circuses, ice skating and family shows, along with hockey, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics.


About Spectra

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.