The weather held out for our second What the Truck?! event that took place on June 13, 2014 at McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona.
As we found last year, the park space was a haven for children and adults alike. Many families brought blankets for the perfect urban picnic.
The closure of 84 Avenue enabled us to accommodate a total of fifteen trucks, three more than at our 104 Street event. This seemed to help us minimize lines, and gave attendees even more delicious options to choose from!
It was great to have so many vendors new to What the Truck?! that evening, including Afterbite Mobile Kitchen, Attila the HUNgry, Casa Doce, Cookie Love, Orbit and Perogy Princess. Several of them sold out, so I think they were a hit with the crowd!
DJs Polyesterday and Chesterfield made sure tunes were a part of the night’s menu as well.
A big thank you to the Old Strathcona Business Association and Strathcona Community League. Both were returning sponsors from last year. Without them, the event would not have been possible.
The Capital City Cleanup volunteers were also great, and helped us keep the site clean during and after the event.
For those who attended the event, we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a survey. The responses will help us further improve future What the Truck?! events.
And if you missed it, don’t worry – just make sure you save the dates for our upcoming events:
- July 4, 2014, 5-10pm Truck Stop @ Baconfest (84 Avenue & 103 Street)
- July 10, 2014, 5-8pm Truck Stop @ Boyle Renaissance Plaza (103A Avenue & 95 Street)
- August 16, 2014, 4-8pm What the Truck?! @ TBA
- September 12, 2014, 4-8pm What the Truck?! @ Churchill Square
We’ll be posting more details about our July events in the weeks to come.
One thought on “Recap: What the Truck?! in Old Strathcona”
It would be nice to see more gluten free options for us Celiacs and maybe have the truck staff know what the allergy means because the website lists what we can eat but the staff didn’t know.