Eagle West Events
At Eagle West Crane & Rigging, we enjoy putting on many events throughout the year. Our previous events have included things such as summer picnics, anniversary dinners, motorcycle rides, golf tournaments, and more.
Annual Abbotsford Touch a Truck Event
This free-admission annual fundraiser barbeque was one for the books! We were involved in the Fourth Annual Abbotsford Touch a Truck Event which rolled into the parking lot of the Abbotsford Centre. All proceeds from the barbeque lunch went to benefit Matthew’s House and the Abbotsford Hospice Society.
Kids of all ages were invited to come check out the event which had vehicles and interactive displays on site:
- Creative Cube Mobile Studio
- Abbotsford Fire Department
- Westerra Equipment
- Jack’s Towing
- St. John’s Ambulance
- Abbotsford News Newshound Truck
- Sevenoaks Shopping Centre
- Abbotsford Forestry
- Best Shredding
- Tourism Abbotsford
- Cap-it Abbotsford
- Superior Propane
- Abbotsford Transit
- Peterbilt Pacific
- Country 107.1 Cruiser
- Star 98.3 Cruiser
- Eagle West Cranes
- Valley Carriers
- Aggressive Towing
- CLG Garbage & Refuse Removal
- Abbotsford Centre
- And more!
Machine operators were also on hand to talk to the children about the machines and answer any questions they had.
Eagle West Crane & Rigging Motorcycle Ride
One of our favourite events of the year is the company motorcycle ride. The below story is from our ride on the weekend of July 13th & 14th to Kamloops, BC.
“We rendezvoused at the Tim Hortons in Abbotsford under flawless skies. A total of 15 bikes and 23 riders left the coffee shop shortly after 8:00am destined for Kamloops, BC by way of Hope, Lytton, Lillooet, and Cache Creek.
As we entered Mission, we encountered a diesel oil spill on a corner rounding into town. This really got everyone’s heart rate up to speed. Fortunately for us, there were no casualties. A brief stop in Hope for both bike and coffee fuel was all we needed to send us on our way up the canyon. This is one of the most beautiful drives because the tunnels, mountains, and the mighty Fraser river did not fail to provide splendid views and an amazing highway ride. Isn’t that every rider’s dream?
The run-up to Lillooet from Lytton on highway 12 was favourably warm with perfect road conditions. The pines, sage and mountain peaks kept all of our senses alive, and lunch in Lillooet was a welcome respite from the heat. By the time we arrived in Kamloops, we were all ready to knock the dust off and quench a well-earned thirst. A very good meal and a short walk to the hotel later, we enjoyed the sunset and watched as the city lights lit up the night sky from our lofty perch overlooking the city.
Sunday morning, we set off to Merritt via 5A – one of our favourite roads to drive. We stopped for lunch at the historic, and much ‘celebrated’ biker pub, ‘The Log Cabin’ in Spences Bridge. With some of our riders needing to catch ferries back home, the group disbanded and we all made our way down the canyon.
Once home, and once we knew everyone had made it home safely, the only question raised was, ‘Where are we going next year?’”
Written by Brad Paddock.