The United Way will hold an inaugural bus pull fundraiser Sept. 18 as part of the Avenue Market in downtown Vernon. United Way provides financial support to community-based social agencies.

The United Way will hold an inaugural bus pull fundraiser Sept. 18 as part of the Avenue Market in downtown Vernon. United Way provides financial support to community-based social agencies.

Bus pull rolls for United Way

United Way is hosting the inaugural bus pull event Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the Avenue Market

North Okanagan residents are being asked to pull for their community.

United Way is hosting the inaugural bus pull event Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the Avenue Market in downtown Vernon.

“Teams of four, with at least one woman per team, will vie for the best time pulling a 4,200-kilogram transit bus,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.

First West is providing two buses and drivers, and teams will each pull twice.

“There will be awards for fastest time, most dollars raised and the best dressed team,” said Yule.

“Last year, Kelowna had a strongman raise funds and pull the bus on his own. Do we have a local strongman?”

Residents, businesses and service clubs are urged to put together a team and put the challenge out to another team.

Funds raised during the event will go towards non-profit agencies supported by the United Way.

Among the agencies are the Enderby Family Resource Centre, the First Nations Friendship Centre, the North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society, the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association, the Upper Room Mission and the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.

To register a team for the bus pull, call 549-1346 or go to unitedwaynocs.com.