The annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive is back and will be making its way through Victoria this December!
A fleet of commercial trucks and buses will light up the streets of Victoria for the annual truck light convoy and food drive, hosted by the Island Equipment Owners Association.
On December 3rd, starting at around 5:40 p.m., 80 vehicles will take to the streets as the holiday parade is set to start at the Breakwater District and Ogden Point.
This time around, there will be a few changes to the parade’s 35km route. With the closure of Government Street, the glowing convoy will now make a right onto Belleville Street off of Blanshard Street before turning right onto Douglas Street.
Additionally, with the recent closure of the Westshore Motorsport Speedway, the parade will now conclude at around 8:30 p.m. at the Bear Mountain Parkway.
Wendy Watt, Manager of the IEOA says due to the lack of space for the convoy, this year there will not be a viewable area for the public. Parade goers will only be able to spectate from the roadside.
Over the years, the Truck Light Convoy has donated over 165,000 pounds of food and $71,000 in fundraising in support of local food banks.
For those that are unable to donate on the night of the parade, Watt says community partners Island Savings branches are able to take food and money donations at all their locations and online donations are welcome at the links through the IEOA website.
Donations on the night of the event can be taken to Light Up events in Oak Bay at City Hall and Langford at Veterans Memorial Park. The View Royal FD will be onsite at Helmcken Road and Colwood FD will be onsite at Westshore Recreation parking lot at JDF to receive donations in support of the food drive.
Here’s when and where you can see the IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive with approximate times below:
- 5:40 p.m.: Breakwater District / Ogden Point
- 6:30 p.m.: Oak Bay Avenue
- 7:00 p.m.: Yates Street at Blanshard Street
- 7:30 p.m.: Burnside Road West
- 8:00 p.m.: Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway
- 8:30 p.m.: Bear Mountain Parkway
- When: Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Starts at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point and ends at Bear Mountain Parkway