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Standing on and in front of Monster Truck “Train Wreck” were organizers, volunteers and participants including the Mowbray’s, Train Wreck driver Dan Kerry with his family, and Saugeen Shores Police Chief Mike Bellai at Jumpstart Day held at Mowbray’s Canadian Tire, May 26.

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A hot and sunny day brought people out to play at Mowbray Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Day May 26.

Jumpstart is a Canadian Tire charity that raises funds to help families cover costs associated with children’s activities with all the money raised from Jumpstart Day in Port Elgin going to benefit the local community.

Funds raised from events like Jumpstart Day will also be matched by the Canadian Tire Corporation. In 2017 through the Jumpstart program, Mowbray's Canadian Tire gave out $30,000 which in turn helped 143 children in the area take part in sports and other activites, the top five being hockey, soccer, dance, gymnastics, and swimming.

The Saturday event that took place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Port Elgin store included a bicycle rodeo and a bicycle safety course put on with the help from the Town of Saugeen Shores and Saugeen Shores Police Services with bike tune-ups provided by Martin’s Bicycle Shop.

A by-donation barbecue also took place where volunteers and the Mowbray family served up hamburgers, hotdogs, and fried onions.

Two race cars were on site which some happy enthusiasts got to climb into and things got big when Dan Kerry brought his monster truck 'Train Wreck' to the Jumpstart event.

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Sam Kerry felt right at home inside the wheel-well of his family’s monster truck Train Wreck at Mowbray Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Day, May 26.

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Dylan Wake helped 6 year old son Austin throw at a target when they attended Jumpstart Day, May 26.

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A bike rodeo course was set up thanks to the Town of Saugeen Shores and Saugeen Shores Police Services, helping young riders learn the rules of the road while riding through a few obstacles.

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Steve Vandevoren (left) and Liam Robertson of Martin’s Bicycle Shop in Southampton helped tune some bikes at Jumpstart Day at Mowbray’s Canadian Tire.

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Lane Topham, age 7, was thrilled to jump into one of the racecars on site May 26.

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The Topham family in front of the monster truck, “Train Wreck”, May 26.

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Finding some shade, 2 year old Alison sat patiently as she had her face painted by a Jumpstart volunteer.

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Clocking in the pitches were pitchers Jack (right) and Tyler Middleton of the Ontario Blue Jays, who also taught some pitching skills.

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