May 28 & 29 Recap, and Save the Date for June 18!

We can’t believe the event last weekend flew by so quickly, and how lucky we were to get the weather that we did!

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Photo: Mack Male

On Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, we were joined by 38 trucks at Northlands, just outside the Expo Centre, for our very first two-day kickoff event, and we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to hold it. Despite a rainy weather forecast for the weekend, the water works held off until after 8PM both nights, and we were left with warm, bright afternoons to enjoy a ton of awesome food!

Photo: Infinite Eye Photography
Photo: Infinite Eye Photography

With the YC Conference happening this past weekend as well, we met a lot of new attendees, though it was easy to see what was popular with the younger attendees for sure!

Photo: Infinite Eye Photography
Photo: Infinite Eye Photography

Even seasoned attendees got to see some new faces and try some new foods, including fresh fruit popsicles from Cafe Bel-Air, handmade gelato from Da Vinci Cone, nutella banana crepes from Divine Crepes, fried chicken bao sandwiches from The Good Stuff, sweet curry chicken from Pink Taffeta, Korean shredded beef green onion cake tacos from Rapscallions, and baby back ribs from Truckin’ Good Eatz. If we could go back and do anything differently, we’d have worn stretchy pants to accommodate all of the foods.

Photo: Mack Male
Photo: Mack Male

Another group of new faces included the Edmonton Food Bank, who were collecting donations this weekend. We need to thank everyone who came and donated – Edmonton Food Bank volunteers were able to raise $785 and 50 kilograms of food over their two days with us. Way to go, Edmonton!

Photo: Mack Male
Photo: Mack Male

We also had DJ_EK leading the dance party on Saturday, and volunteers from the Red Shoe Society, plus many of our regular volunteers (you can read about them here). Thanks for coming, guys!

Photo: Infinite Eye Photography
Photo: Infinite Eye Photography

One of our newest season sponsors, Infinite Eye Photography, also brought along their Motor Photo Truck – Edmonton’s first mobile photo studio! They were onsite taking tons of pictures of the event and trucks, and also had a photo booth set up inside. We can’t wait to have them back at our next event!

Also a big thank you to our other sponsors – GFL Environmental Waste Management, Hendrix Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, Eberhardt Foods, and lastly, but certainly not least, the awesome event team at Northlands.

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Save the Date for our next event – We’re coming to Blatchford Field on Saturday, June 18 from 4-8PM! Don’t forget to RSVP here.