Category Archives: Dr. Hook In The Community

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

2015 Dr. Hook & RE/MAX float

2015 Dr. Hook & RE/MAX float. Image Credit: Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade

There may not be any snow on the ground yet and current temperatures may feel more like Spring but the time has arrived for the annual Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.

We always are committed to giving back to the community which is why we are a 2016 Sponsor of the Winnipeg Santa Claus parade. We have once again partnered with Re/Max so make sure to watch out for our float!

The parade has a long tradition in Winnipeg and we are so honoured to have the opportunity to join with other Winnipeg businesses and organizations for this annual event.

The parade will span 17 blocks in Winnipeg’s downtown area. An estimated total of 34,000 people will be in attendance (2,000 people per block!). The weather is looking great for Saturday. So be sure to come early to grab a spot and enjoy the parade on November, 12, 2016. Block parties start at 4 pm and the parade is at 5 pm. More information is available on the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade website.

Colouring Books for Kids

colouring_booksThe whole team at Dr. Hook Towing does our best to support the community whenever we can. Earlier this summer, we recently visited the Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre. The children got to climb into one of our 35 ton heavy tow units and sit in the driver’s seat. We also provided our very own Tommy The Tow Truck colouring books and crayons for the kids. Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre is in the process of rebuilding their play structure from scratch. When they contacted us regarding a donation to the rebuild their play structure, we were more than happy to help. We will be donating a tire to support their backyard play area.
We look forward to seeing the final structure!

Want a free colouring book?

If you would be interested in receiving free Tommy The Tow Truck colouring books, please contact Dr. Hook Towing

Or visit our office at:
Dr. Hook Towing Services Ltd.
75 Lowson Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3P 0T3
Ph: 1-204-956-4665 (HOOK)

National Trucking Week 2015

2014 Truck Convoy

2014 Truck Convoy

National Trucking Week is on from September 6, 2015 – September 12, 2015. This week is dedicated to honor the hard work and dedication of truck drivers across the nation.

To celebrate National Trucking Week, Dr. Hook Towing will be participating in the 6th Annual Truck Pull for The United Way and in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics.

The United Way of Winnipeg is a non-profit organization that aims to improve our community by raising funds and supporting programs for a better Winnipeg. We are excited to take part in this event with the United Way. Cheer on the Dr. Hook Towing team as we manually pull a tractor at the 6th Annual Truck Pull for United Way!

6th Annual Truck Pull for United Way
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
5:00 – 6:00 pm
25 Bunting Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Visit the Manitoba Trucking Association Events Page

Join us as the nation’s law enforcement community escorts the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics! The Law Enforcement Torch Run, Manitoba Trucking Association and the trucking industry have teamed up to raise awareness for Special Olympics athletes and towards people with intellectual disabilities.

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
11:00 am
Oak Bluff Recreation Centre
Oak Bluff, MB
Visit the Manitoba Trucking Association Events Page

Alberta will also hosting a Truck Convoy. Please visit the Alberta Motor Association Events Page for details.


World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2014

On September 6th, the 7th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy was held in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. This year there were a record 190 trucks that participated and raised a grand total of $59,000!

Dr. Hook was happy to be a part of this great event to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympic athletes. Thank you to all the drivers who participated.

Dr. Hook was #PullingForThePeg

We huffed, we puffed, and we pulled the truck down!

We had a great time participating in the 5th annual Manitoba Trucking Association Truck Pull for United Way last week. There was a great turnout and more importantly it raised $6000 for the community!

We were the returning champions, we didn’t win this year, but still “pulled it together”. Thanks to all the Dr. Hook team members that participated.

Dr. Hook Towing

Join Us at Polo Park for Truck Pull 2014

September is upon us and at Dr. Hook, that means it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and be part of a couple community efforts by truckers in Manitoba.

The first event comes this afternoon as we will once again be part of the Annual Truck Pull for United Way. Presented by the Manitoba Trucking Association, the Truck Pull takes place at Polo Park Shopping Centre at 5:00pm and runs for roughly an hour.

This will be your unique opportunity to see our boys and girls do a different kind of haul job as we throw on the work gloves and pull the designated big rig in the spirit of friendly competition with fellow MTA members.

The Annual Truck Pull for United Way is a community event that Dr. Hook is proud to be part of. Come cheer us on this afternoon!

Dr. Hook In The Community – 2013 Truck Convoy

When a call comes from the Winnipeg community, Dr. Hook Towing answers with enthusiasm. We consider it an honour to help organizations throughout our city with their charitable projects that help others. Over course of the next few blogs, we’ll be sharing with you the stories of organizations who we’re happy to support in Manitoba.

Longtime readers of our blog will undoubtedly remember our participation in the 2012 World’s Largest Truck Convoy which benefited the Special Olympics.

So it should come as no surprise that we once again revved up this past September and took part in the beneficiary event once again.

Dr. Hook was once again part of the Convoy and we thought we’d share the sight with you. If you have yet to be on hand for the Convoy as it rolls through Manitoba, the sight below might convince you to join us in 2014!

Congratulations to all members of Manitoba’s trucking industry for the incredible effort you have shown once again. We’re proud to be part of this opportunity with you.

Dr. Hook In The Community – United Way Truck Pull

When a call comes from the Winnipeg community, Dr. Hook Towing answers with enthusiasm. We consider it an honour to help organizations throughout our city with their charitable projects that help others.

As an organization, the Manitoba Trucking Association is one of the most supportive groups of community activities in Manitoba, and it gives us great pride to be part of their fundraising initiatives when the opportunity presents itself.

One of our favourite events, year in and year out, is the Truck Pull for United Way. Six teams ‘competed’ this year in groups of 10 for the top award, as full-size trucks were manpowered around the Polo Park parking lot.

The sight drew spectators and on-looks from passing traffic. It was certainly a wonder to see as we competed alongside Big Freight Systems Inc., Payne Transportation LP, Bison Transport Inc., Maxim Truck and Trailer, Cummins Inc. and defending champions Sysco Food Services.

As you may have already heard, Dr. Hook’s “Team Hooked Up” won the competition. While we were elated to share the victory with staff, we were even more excited about the money raised from the one-day event: $3,500 going to United Way Winnipeg, raised in under two hours!

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who made a donation to support this fun afternoon event and worthy cause.

Dr. Hook In The Community: Richer Roughstock Rodeo

Quick – name your favourite summertime activity that involves horses, bulls and other livestock.

If you said rodeo, then you’re thinking is along the lines of ours, and you may very well have been at one of our latest community projects – the Richer Roughstock Rodeo.

Dr Hook Richer RodeioTaking place earlier this month – August 9 to 11 – the rodeo included the feature event, along with mechanical bullrides, kids activities, a social evening and plenty of other activities.

The rodeo wasn’t just an opportunity to get out in the warm Manitoba summer weather for heart-pounding action though – funds raised also had a charitable aspect. A pancake breakfast held Sunday benefited the Richer Day Care.

Dr. Hook was happy to once again be able to help in community efforts. We provided donated services of transporting bleachers to and from Richer for this important event.

We’re always happy to see the appreciation on the faces of community members. What’s important to Manitoba is, indeed, important to us.

Dr. Hook In The Community – Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run

Dr Hook Towing - Father's Day Walk/Run

When a call comes from the Winnipeg community, Dr. Hook Towing answers with enthusiasm. We consider it an honour to help organizations throughout our city with their charitable projects that help others.

One of the common choruses that we hear in Winnipeg is how fathers aren’t as celebrated as mom’s are.

Think about it for a moment – Father’s Day recently passed and what did you do for dear old dad? Did you make as big a fuss, spending hours roaming Winnipeg’s shopping centres for the perfect gift and calling every restaurant in Winnipeg to find the right spot for a brunch or dinner?

More likely, your family huddled around the barbeque (which of course he was stationed at) and shared jabs at the old man before passing along a greeting card.

In recent years, however, Father’s Day has become more than just a source for steak and drinks – it’s become a time to rally around the male cause of prostate cancer research.

This has taken the form of the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run, benefiting Prostate Cancer Canada. Headquartered at Assiniboine Park, the event was extremely successful, raising over $529,000.

Dr. Hook was proud to be part of the Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run as we assisted in the transport of tents, Kubotas and other items for this event. It pleases us to no end to be able to say thanks to our dads in a meaningful way.