Earlier this month, a group organized the United We Roll Convoy that would travel from Red Deer, AB to Ottawa, ON. This convoy was in support of oil and gas workers in Alberta and Canada. It was to show solidarity between the provinces and the oil industry. Many of the participants are also part of the "yellow vest movement".
Drumheller was represented on this convoy by Curt Ewing, a local truck driver. He was quite excited to be involved with the trip. "I got an opportunity through Facebook, I was invited. It was the 13th of February. I quickly grabbed a bag and got myself to Medicine Hat to jump on board with this convoy, so I met the convoy in Medicine Hat and continued on from there."
Ewing was with 200 other truck drivers and supporters that travelled through communities all the way to Ottawa. According to Ewing, it became like a family. "We all became a huge extended family. We had two people come out of Vancouver and they did the convoy all the way through with us."
Ewing was pleased to see the support along the trip. "Each community we hit got bigger and bigger and bigger because the word was getting out. These guys are actually doing this convoy, they are going to make it. Every town we went into had a huge welcoming party for us. It was unbelievable on the amount of people that came out and supported us."
A couple of people helped Ewing and the convoy along the way, Glen Carritt, Ken Goldade, and Kevin Peters.
Support continues for the "Yellow Vest Movement" and Ewing would do this convoy all over again if asked to do so.