Pretty Trucks, Great Causes

 Many truckers use their trucks for more than just work. They use them for play as well, but when truckers play, they play hard. One such trucker is Mike Rosenau. Mike, (Motor) lives in Calgary and he takes his trucks seriously. He not only works them, but uses them to fulfill his passion, and that passion is helping his fellow man. Many truckers such as Motor, support such causes as the Food Banks, S.T.A.R.S, Breast Cancer, Child Find and in the case of  Motor, one of his trucks shown below, give support to the families, men and women of the Canadian Forces, particularly the ones fighting and losing their lives in Afghanistan.
 The Support our Troops truck below was spotted in Millet last Sunday as Motor had stopped in to visit his parents who live there. Motor was on his way to Lacombe to take part in the Portraits of Honor Parade along with another truck which contains the portraits of every Canadian soldier that has paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan, 157 of them. Rosenau Trucking has three trucks that are used for such functions, two 18 wheels of Christmas trucks used to support food banks throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan plus the troop support truck. The troop truck also takes part in truck show events and got a prestigious second place award in Red Deer this summer. The truck itself is a 1988 Freightliner with over 1.3 million km on the clock.
 This weekend also saw a truck show take place at Blackjacks Roadhouse in Nisku where Ledco held the Pro Show N’ Shine in support of Child Find, S.T.A.R.S, the Leduc Food Bank and Together is Amazing.  Donations to the food bank were taken as an entrance fee.
 The mauve truck, top right was part of that show. Truckers really do care about their trucks. In the words of one trucker’s wife, ‘I should get myself chrome plated so that my hubby would pay as much attention to me as he does to his dang truck.’

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