Categories: HomeLocal NewsNews

VIDEO: 21st annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy draws large crowds to Greater Victoria streets

Thousands of people made their way to the streets of Greater Victoria on Saturday evening to enjoy the 21st annual Island Equipment Owners Association’s Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive.

More than 80 trucks decked out in holiday lights rolled out onto the street at Ogden Point around 5:45 p.m. and made their way to the Western Speedway, their final destination.

Onlookers waved, clapped and cheered as the brightly lit trucks drove by, honking their horns and playing holiday music.

READ ALSO: Annual Truck Light Convoy brightens up communities with lights and food donations

The convoy looped around Greater Victoria accompanied by GPS trackers so those wanting to watch knew where they’d be and when. At the end, they gathered at the Western Speedway where visitors could enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, visit with Santa and get a close-up look at the trucks in all of their festive glory.

The event was also a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Street Church, the Goldstream Food Bank and the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.

Food donations were accepted throughout the region before and during the convoy with various drop-off locations throughout Greater Victoria.

Municipalities like Langford and Oak Bay hosted their own light-up events as well featuring music, food and festive cheer.

In 2018, the Truck Light Convoy collected more than 13,000 pounds of food and $7,000 in cash.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Shalu Mehta

Leave a Comment
Published by
Shalu Mehta

Recent Posts

Feds keep lid on company names, dollar amounts in some COVID-19 contracts

Public Services and Procurement Canada said details need to be kept private to protect its…

2 hours ago

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

President Donald Trump has threatened a ‘ban’ on TikTok

4 hours ago

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

4 hours ago

Military to fly old rescue planes longer as COVID-19 delays new aircraft

Planes are all around 50 years old and scheduled for retirement as maintenance requirements have…

4 hours ago

PHOTOS: Small crowd gathers to watch 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer load onto barge crane

The Dynamic Beast barge crane, known for work with Johnson Street Bridge, makes a return

5 hours ago

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary hosts pop-up fundraiser in Sidney

Temporary store to feature unique hand made gifts, collectibles, clothing, books and more

5 hours ago