Hundreds of people came out to the Moose Jaw Events Centre on Saturday for the second annual Touch A Truck event.

Kids got a chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of large machinery including fire trucks, buses, tractors, and much more.

Christine Boyczuk is the coordinator of the Moose Jaw Literacy Network.

"We really want kids to have different experiences," she said. "They're not often able to get up close and personal with the vehicles which they love. This is their chance to do that and then to do a few crafts and a few related activities. All of them are contributing to child development."

Touch A Truck

Boyczuk noted the vehicle drivers and machine operators were 'phenomenal' with the kids.

She explained how events like this can help shape a child's future career path.

"Some children pursue the interest in vehicles, trucks, anything mechanical...Sometimes it influences kids' ways of thinking about things that they're really interested in. They also develop in different ways. Expand their knowledge of what's around them day to day."

The event, which was for children ages 0-8, was organized by the Moose Jaw Literacy Network, Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce, Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre, and the Moose Jaw Public Library.

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