Convoy, pipeline rally at Nisku truck stop expected to draw big crowd

A rally in Grande Prairie last weekend was followed by a convoy of more than 600 trucks that drove through the city. 

 

A rally in Grande Prairie last weekend was followed by a convoy of more than 600 trucks that drove through the city.

Alberta truckers are planning a convoy through the streets of Nisku Wednesday to show their support for the construction of oil pipelines in Canada and to coincide with the arrival of federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer in the province.

Scheer, the leader of the official Opposition, will speak at a mini town hall at Ensign Drilling in Nisku from 12:30 p.m at an event hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.

He will then make his way to the Edmonton Inn for a town hall starting at 4 p.m.

Rally organizers, Truckers for Pipelines, is urging for trucks of all shapes and sizes “to come out to show support for the Canadian oil and gas industry and Canadian families from coast to coast.”

Last weekend a rally in Grande Prairie was followed by a convoy of more than 600 trucks that drove through the northern city. Organizers are expecting around 100 truckers from Drayton Valley to attend the Nisku event.

Convoy participants are asked to begin meeting at the starting point at Blackjacks Roadhouse in Nisku from 10 a.m. with a planned departure time of 11:30 a.m.