Mother and son in a truck

Beep! Beep! The City of Port Colborne celebrates the return of Touch-a-Truck, a fun-filled and hands-on experience for the whole family, on Tues., Sept. 27, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the City of Port Colborne’s Engineering and Operations Centre, located at 1 Killaly Street W.  

Touch-a-Truck is a free, fun, family-friendly event for the young and young at heart to climb, learn, and explore different trucks, vehicles, and equipment that help the City of Port Colborne’s public works staff perform their day-to-day jobs. The event provides a rare opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with the equipment, and safely explore many vehicles usually only seen from a distance.  

“City staff are excited to interact with the community, to showcase and teach them about the equipment they use on a daily basis to serve the residents of Port Colborne,” said Steve Shypowskyj, director of public works. “It’s also incredible to see the kids so excited to explore the trucks and heavy-duty machinery they see throughout their community.” 

In addition to city trucks, event attendees can expect to explore a range of other vehicles, including a SWAT vehicle, POCOMAR’s marine rescue boat, a race car, fire truck, and more! The Port Colborne Public Library will also be on location giving out their popular buttons and offering a bookmark make and take. Kids will be given an event passport and once completed, they can enter a draw for a chance to win prizes, including one of four tablets.

Families can also enjoy a free hot dog barbeque, prepared by the Thorold Jr. B Blackhawks, who are calling Port Colborne home for their 2022-2023 season.

The City of Port Colborne’s public works department is proud to offer Touch-a-Truck as a free event, however, donations for the Port Cares food bank are appreciated. The event is rain or shine.

To learn more about Touch-a-Truck, visit

Event sponsors include:

Brandt Tractor Ltd., Canadian Tire Port Colborne, Dican, Lift-line, Napa Auto Parts, Pro-Battery Shop, Stihl Canada, Thompson Construction, Toromont CAT, Westpier Marine, and Brand Blvd.



Media contact 

Michelle Idzenga                                                                 
Corporate Communications Officer                                 
905-835-2900 x307