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Wasaya-United Way Plane Pull

DATE: October 1st, 2016

*Registration for this Event is now closed. If you would like to donate to this event, please click the link on the right *

In support of The United Way of Thunder Bay and Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards

Sign up for the Wasaya - United Way Plane Pull On October 1st with a group of 6-8 individuals to race to pull a Goldcorp Dash 8 300 (a 26,327 lb plane) for a total distance of 50 feet in the fastest time to win!

Fox on the Run will be on location selling food and drink items to hungry participants and family/ friends watching. Each team will also receive a complimentary hotdog & drink. 

Wasaya - United Way Plane Pull Event Rules & Regulations:

The event takes place Saturday October 1st at the Wasaya Airways Hangar at 201 Kelner Place. The event will run 10:00am – 3:30pm.

Maximum Number of Teams:    First 16 Teams to Register

To ensure the event runs in an efficient and timely manner, the event is limited to the first 16 teams to register so don’t delay! Get your registration in! Registration fee is $25 per member with a team commitment to fundraise $500.

Minimum Age for registration: 14

Each team can have up to 8 members. However, only six can pull the plane at a time. You can rotate team members out for different pulls.

Each team will have three turns to pull the plane. There will be three rounds and each team will pull once each round. Order of pulls for the first round will be done by random draw and will continue to keep same line up for rounds two and three.

After round three, all times will be added up and the top three teams will have a “pull off”. All previous times will be erased and fastest time will be named the Plane Pull Champion!

Prizes will be awarded for:

Plane Pull Champion Team - Winning A Celebratory Dinner out at Daytona's for your whole team and a guest!! 
Top Fundraising Team
Best Dressed Team
Most Spirited Team

This event is proudly sponsored by: Bell, Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine, Magic 99.9 & Country 105, Fox On the Run, Thunder Bay International Airports Authority and Maverick Entertainment


Thank you to everyone who was involved with this event, including our dedicated volunteers, all the team support in participating and fundraising, and all our sponsors! 

It turned out to be a beautiful day and everyone had a ton of fun! 

The Wasaya - United Way Plane Pull raised an incredible $15,126.00!

Below are some team photos from the event:

Plane Crazy Girls won Most Spirited Team:

Tacky Tourists won Best Dressed Team:

Wheat Heads won Top Fundraising Team with an amazing $4,236!!

The Plane Yankers won 3rd place:

Wheat Heads won 2nd Place:

and the winning 1st Place Team was - The Eeman Brothers!! 

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