Pulling for the Peg

United Way Winnipeg kicked off its 2014 fundraising season with its 11th Annual Plane Pull competition at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus.

Teams competing in the Fun Pull must haul a 90,000 lb. McDonnell Douglas DC-9, while Competitive Pull teams pull a 191,000 lb. Boeing 727 across 20-feet of tarmac!

‚Ä®Teams compete for several prizes, including fastest time (Team Steam), team theme, and team scream. This year’s winners were:

  • Team Steam: StandardAero (Competitive Pull) and The North West Company (Fun Pull)
  • Team Theme: RBC took home the prize for the best costumes, with MPI coming in a close second
  • Team Scream: The best team cheer of the day went to RBC

Though we didn’t take home a prize this year, our Winnipeg Airports Authority Blue Wings posted a respectable time of 8.66 seconds in the Competitive Pull.

Winnipeg Airports Authority partnered with United Way to organize the inaugural Plane Pull eleven years ago. We’ve been actively involved ever since, both as a sponsor and participant, and we look forward to contributing towards United Way’s 2014 fundraising target of $20.7 million.

To see pictures from this year’s event, please follow the link to our Facebook page.


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