Commercial trucks sit parked in the infield and on the track at Western Speedway. (Gazette file photo)

Annual Truck Light Convoy and Food Drives goes Saturday

Don’t miss big rigs decked out in Christmas lights

While some would consider it an unusual sight, others just associate big rigs and little twinkle lights with the holiday season.

The 20th annual Island Equipment Owners Association’s Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive takes place this Saturday, Dec. 1, with trucks making their way through the downtown core, wrapping around the Victoria General Hospital, and passing through the West Shore before stopping at Western Speedway in Langford.

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

Roughly 80 trucks start at Ogden Point at 5:45 p.m. and, with the help of a police escort, wind through Victoria on Dallas Road, into Oak Bay on Beach Drive and Oak Bay Avenue (6:30 p.m.), before circling back to the downtown core (7 p.m. ) and head out of town on Douglas Street. Trucks will then circle the Victoria General Hospital at around 7:30 p.m. on Watkiss Way before heading down Island Highway into Colwood, turning right onto Goldstream Avenue and right onto Veterans Memorial Parkway in Langford at around 8 p.m. before finishing at 8:30.

The public is invited to join drivers and their trucks at Western Speedway. There will also be hot dogs and hot chocolate.

In addition to the convoy, the event is a fundraiser for various food banks in the Capital Region including the Mustard Seed, Goldstream Food Bank and the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. While residents cannot hand food to drivers during the event, there will be a number of drop off locations set up throughout the various municipalities.

For more information, food drop off locations and to track the convoy’s progress on Dec. 1, visit ieoa.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Map of IEOA Truck Light Convoy route for Dec. 1. (Photo IEOA website)

A group checks out the Whoville display on a truck trailer at Western Speedway after the annual Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive. Dozens of decorated vehicles made their way through Greater Victoria in the rain, which didn’t deter thousands of onlookers from gathering on the streets from James Bay to the West Shore to watch the big trucks roll by. (Black Press file) A group checks out the Whoville display on a truck trailer at Western Speedway after the annual Truck Light Convoy on Saturday. Dozens of decorated vehicles made their way through Greater Victoria in the rain, which didn’t deter thousands of onlookers from gathering on the streets from James Bay to the West Shore to watch the big trucks roll by. (Black Press file)

Just Posted

UPDATE: Father on trial for murder describes being ‘tackled’ and ‘stabbed’ in Oak Bay apartment

Oak Bay father takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

Province rejects criticism from Saanich councillor over McKenzie Interchange

Transportation ministry says project will ‘significantly lower’ greenhouse gas emissions

Police rule out foul play in death of man found in Saanich

The B.C. Coroners Service will now conduct an investigation

West Shore RCMP snag suspected thief with bait bike

GPS-equipped bike leads police to arrest suspect in Langford

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

Most Read