DECEMBER 7, 2019
The 21st annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy & Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019. We are excited for this year’s event and hope you will join us in creating a magical event rolling on the streets of Victoria. The convoy is a gathering of local commercial trucks decorated in the Christmas spirit travelling through the streets of the Capital Region with a goal of raising awareness and collecting nonperishable food items for the local food banks. Over the years an increasing amount of people have come out to watch the trucks al on g the route as the Christmas Convoy winds its way through the various communities. The communities come together with designated drop-off locations where the public and spectators are able to donate non perishable food items on the evening of the event and in a number of locations for two weeks before the convoy. Over the years we have collected approximately 174,000 lbs of food for distribution to local food banks.
The Truck Light Convoy starts at Ogden Point where we start marshaling after 3:30pm, take photos of the vehicles at dusk, and be ready to roll with a police escort at 5:45pm. The route takes us to Oak Bay, back into Victoria, through Saanich and out to the West Shore communities. It is a 35km route and it finishes at Western Speedway around 8:30pm.
Over the past twenty years the Truck Light Convoy & Food Drive has experienced tremendous growth and success and a number of communities plan their light up events around our convoy it is quickly becoming one of the most popular Christmas evenings in the region, a holiday event not to be missed.